ACG Strathallan College Students
Recently, Year 10 students were taken to the Auckland Museum as a part of their History course, which involves the study of World War One. There, they were guided around by museum educators, knowledgeable in the subjects of interest.
Recently, our Year Nine classes ventured to Mangere Mountain as a part of their topic on volcanoes in their Social Sciences course.
After having constructed models of these geographical landmarks as part of a project for their classes, it was time for a visit to the real thing. There, they were taken on tours all over the mountain courtesy of some very informative park managers, while being encouraged to take photos for a small competition within the year group.
As a part of this trip, the Year Nines also visited a lava cave on a nearby farm, where they were able to see solidified lava hanging from the roof.
Additionally, they gained the useful knowledge of how to evacuate the city in the event of an eruption, something that we hope will never happen but that we need to be prepared for.
It was great for the students to engage in some on-location learning, while getting a fair amount of exercise too, given the amount of walking involved.
On Monday 13th of March, a group of 26 of us who study either A2 photography or A2 & AS Art flew to Wellington for the day. The main purpose of the trip was to visit the City Gallery to see an exhibition of Cindy Sherman’s photographs.
Last weekend, the Silver Duke of Edinburgh group tackled the Hunua Ranges on a 3 day tramp from Kaiaua to the Hunua Falls. They tramped through various bush and road treks and faced various challenges on the way, but overall had a very enjoyable time.