Year 7 Te Ana Rock Art Museum Trip by Mrs Teena Vincent

Year 7 Te Ana Rock Art Museum Trip

Tena Koutou Katao.  On Wednesday the 10th April, 7Sa travelled by bus to Timaru to visit the Te Ana Rock Art Museum as part of their Languages option goals for the term. Next year we will be aiming to take the students to local sites to see some of the Maori Rock Art they learnt about at Te Ana.  

The students enjoyed a variety of experiences similar  to what the Year 8 students did last Friday.  We had a different guide this trip so there were many new stories and a wealth of knowledge and valuable information being shared.

7Sa represented Geraldine High School extremely well.  There were lots of smiles and happy faces on the trip home.  Everyone that went in learnt something new.  The students enjoyed learning about:  the flax backpacks; how the meat from birds was stored; how the tribe of the South Island all joined to make large tribe known as Ngai Tahu; about the size that tuna (eels) grow to and many more interesting local facts, including a number of myths and legends.

One of my favourite parts was finding the faces in Aoraki during the movie presentation.

Nga mihi nui

Mrs Vincent