Thursday, 25 May 2017

Syria - 40 Hour Famine - Refugees

The 40 Hour Famine is coming up soon and as the information was shared with us we had lots of wonderings.  This year's 40 hour famine is raising money for children in Syria.

What is a famine?  Where is Syria?  Why do these children need help?
We have shared our thinking and have had further wonderings.  We started talking about what we would do if we felt unsafe.  Where would we go?  We learned a little bit about what a refugee is.

Sophie from year 4 was interested to find out more about Syria.  She created a Piccollage to share her thinking

Refugees Explained

When people leave their country to seek refuge, or protection, in another country, they are called refugees. Sometimes governments force people to leave their country. Other people leave their country because they belong to a group that is being mistreated. Still others leave their country to escape wartime conditions or starvation.
Even though they seek shelter in a new country, refugees often continue to think of the old country as their home. They may want to move back if conditions change. This makes refugees different from other migrants, who want to change their homes permanently. Refugees are also different from displaced persons. These are people who are forced from their homes but not out of their country.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Tree Planting

Today Ōtākaro Studio planted 100 trees around the outside of our back field.
Jessica Borcherds applied for the tress from Trees for Canterbury and they kindly donated them.

A huge thank you to her parents for coming down to help us plant and supplying us with the equipment to do it.

We had a fabulous time! 

Thanks Jessica 

Monday, 1 May 2017

There were some very busy Ōtākaro children at lunch today!