Thursday, 13 July 2017

Education outside the classroom

Kia ora koutou, in the last two weeks of term we had a couple of amazing learning experiences where we got out of the classroom and into our community.

The first experience we had was creating remote control aquabots and then taking them to the swimming pool to see how they work.  We need to modify our bots and practice using them so we can enter a competition in Westport.

The second experience we had was a walk around town where we tried out geocaching.  Geo caching is like a modern day treasure hunt.  We used a geocaching app on the adult's phones and we searched for the caches.  When we found a cache, we recorded the date and our group name and then made sure we hid the cache exactly how we found it.  We also placed 2 trackable bugs and we hope they end up overseas - so far no-one has logged any activity on the bugs.  We had a fantastic time and we all ended up walking 8.5kms.

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