Region: Bay of Plenty / Waiariki
Art form: Multi-Disciplinary / Performing Arts
Project name: Apanui Artists
Project information: Our aim is three-fold: to raise self esteem and confidence in our tamariki, improving their mental wellbeing; to provide them with a strong sense of connection within the school; and to improve our attendance through meaningful engagement in The Arts. Our initiative will cover a number of Curriculum objectives in Dance and Drama.
Our plan is to teach our staff, children, whānau and community two cultural stories that are pertinent to our school and local area, through two separate dance and drama performances which will be planned, choreographed and presented by children. These performances will be recorded, becoming a valuable teaching resource for our school and wider community, now and in the years to come.
Project starting: May 2021