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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Our Dunedin Adventure


Yesterday the Waitahuna School pupils went on a school trip to The Early Settlers Museum (Toitu) and the Otago Museum.  Kim was our instructor at Otago Museum.  She took us to the StarLab.  We crawled through the tunnel in the dark, some people had torches because the light in StarLab wasn't going.  Kim taught us about the different constellations such as the upside down dog, she told us a story about Orion and the scorpion.  She also showed us how to find Matariki.  We were there for the morning and we also got to tell Kim all the things we now know about Space - she was quite surprised. 

Next we went to the Early Settlers Museum and had lunch.  Our first challenge was to work cooperatively to make a domino track - it was harder than we thought but lots of fun.  Later we went on an eye-spy challenge through the Museum and through this we got to see some very interesting displays.

Thanks to the Parents and Grandparents for accompanying us on our trip, we really enjoyed our day.
by Rebecca
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Dunedin Adventure 2014

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love going to the Museum and to the Early Settlers also. Have a look at the emblem of stars on Subaru cars, I think it represents Matariki.{I wonder if you could find that out for me?} Did you get to dress ups at The Early Settlers ? They have lots of costumes there.
I look forward to your Community news letters and your blog site.
If I was a kid I'd love to go to Waitahuna school because you are always doing exciting activities designed by your brilliant teachers.
Mr D