Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Te Mahia School’s creative and inventive tamariki!!

Twenty-three of our Te Mahia School tamariki had a creative and inventive time at the Wairoa Inter-school Technology Challenge. We had two teams in each year division, (year 3 & 4, year 5 & 6, and year 7 & 8). Each division was given a pre-planned challenge and a surprise challenge that was given at the Community Centre. The tamariki were up against some eager competition from other Wairoa District Schools.
Year 3 & 4 teams made a paper aeroplane where four straws had to be attached to their design, and also had to build a tower using spaghetti pasta and blue tac. A ball grabber and a giant poppy is what the year 5 & 6 tamariki had to construct. The year 7 & 8 teams had to construct a robotic arm and a soccer ball ramp. These challenges were hard and the children soon found out the importance of discussions, collaboration and construction of their designs. We had teams place 1st equal but what was of utmost importance was that our tamariki gave it their all and had a wonderful time.

Miss O’B and I were extremely proud of all the tamariki and their achievements on the day. A huge thank you to the parents that came to tautoko our tamariki, and to Sandy for transporting us to and from Wairoa.

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