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7Bl Te Ana Trip

Last Wednesday 12th June, 7Bl went on a trip to the Te Ana Rock Art Museum in Timaru to learn more about their local history. We learnt that there are 600 Māori rock art sites in NZ and 500 of them are around the South Canterbury Area. 

Students learnt about tuna (freshwater eels), inanga (whitebait), early rock art designs and what materials were used to draw them and how tall Moa grew to (up to 3m). We got to look at and feel Moa bones, listen to myths and legends about Rangi (Raki) and Papatuanuku and we were able to find many faces in the snow on the Mt Aoraki presentation. 

Thanks to Mr Blakie for coming along. A wonderful afternoon with a wonderful class filled with new learning as questions were being both asked and answered by the students. What a wonderful resource to have in our area so be sure to take your whānau along for a visit (locals can visit for half price).