Tuesday 12th May, Room 9 along with the other classes within the Ngahere Syndicate traveled into town to explore more about the war and in particular our Anzac soldiers. During this time, they observed many interactive exhibitions that enabled their learning about the experience of war to come to life visually through such real life depictions. The children all found this exploration an exciting opportunity to broaden their understandings and extend their thinking to deeper levels when finding out new information and or building on their knowledge further.
As a teacher, it was so pleasing to hear the children communicate clearly their knowledge with others when reading panels of information and when making sense of what they were seeing visually in the exhibitions.
Below are some photos from our experience and we encourage you all to go along and have a look for yourself if you have not done so already, as it is a stunning exhibition that all can benefit from learning more about.
|At the Great War Memorial exploring the hall where wreath laying ceremonies take place.|
|A statue to represent those left behind by their loved ones who went to war.|
|Tristan and Zachery wearing soldier hats.|
|Lochie looking through the periscope into no man's land.|