Gate Pā School
Region: Bay of Plenty / Waiariki
Art form: Multi-Disciplinary / Visual Arts
Project name: Gate Pā School
Project information: Workshops will focus on the creativity within our students and empower them to discover new ways of learning. There will be two key projects:
- Landscape Design – Cultural Narrative: Cultural groups of students and their whānau develop a symbolic pattern reflective of their culture. A stencil of this pattern will be created and then painted on to a post of the Pā fencing. Each of the school's main cultural groups will complete this process. These posts will adorn our new entrance way which reflects our cultural narrative.
- Enhancing our gully playspace: Gate Pā School has a large gully that is currently underutilised. We would like to enhance this space by creating products for it and in doing so develop children’s skills and give them a sense of ownership.
Both projects will allow the students to express themselves through a material medium and experience hands-on learning. The projects will also aim to generate pride and ownership in our school.
Project starting: February 2021