This year the senior class was very fortunate to take part in the Waka Ama Regatta which was organised through Youth Projects Trust. Part of participation meant that the students took part in training with members of the trust out on Lake Rotorua. The training included knowledge of the waka types, correct technique, teamwork, and history behind waka ama. This formed our PE and Health unit for the term and was also integrated into writing through Report Writing being the genre.
We didn’t place anywhere in the Regatta, but the experience was something completely different from what any student had experienced before.
Below is footage taken during training times and evidence of two students report writing: