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Wednesday, 12 December 2012
Saturday, 8 December 2012
We looked at Tibetan prayer flags and designed personal flags which captured the most important ideas in our lives. We looked to the future and the dreams and hopes which are important to us.
|Prayer Flags (image from Creative Commons)|
We discovered that we are a nation of immigrants: we all come from elsewhere even the first Pacific Voyagers who came to Aotearoa one thousand years ago.
We also now appreciate that the world is a shrinking place in terms of travel and people moving from country to country.
Many people are also forced to become refugees because of war in their country.
NZ has had a history of accepting refugees from many countries around the world. Learning about their plight has made a big impact on us.
We designed symbols that were
We changed some very famous symbols.
We explained our designs to Tiffany and her mother...
|It was hard to transfer the pencil designs to the fabric!|
|A film-maker filmed the process as a documentary record of the project with school children|
|This message is very clear...|
Monday, 3 December 2012
Sunday, 2 December 2012
|First job: Putting up the school pop top|
14 Room 13 children elected to go to the festival and experience playing in a huge group.
More photos will be added to the blog in the next week.
|Passing the time before the parade of schools|
|The captivating clowns on pogo stilts were a big hit|
|Ukes tuned and ready to go...|
|Music stands, pegged and ready...|
|(Kiwileles Festival website photo of the crowd)|
|Our view from the Yellow Group|
looking at the audience
20 songs..... yes we are ready!
Youtube link to opening song – Kiwi Ukulele
Youtube link to UkeJam's photos of the Kiwileles Grand Parade
NZ Ukulele on Facebook (great photos from Trevor Villers)
And here is a link to the rehearsal we did at East Tamaki School:
This was our school's first outing to the festival, with just 14 children, but the teachers there all agreed it will be a regular calendar event for children keen on playing the ukelele at EPS.
Roll on 2013!