Thursday, May 10, 2018

Installation Art

 Hauraki are embarking on a project to create an installation art piece for our School Art Show in Week Nine of Term Two. We are looking at our use of soft plastic in the school and how we can minimise it.

Our Installation Artwork will be ‘talking’ about…..
How much soft plastic is used by a small school of 10 classes in 8 weeks. We are looking at what we are doing to our natural world that is having a negative impact on the other animals that live in it.
We are filling up the world with rubbish like we are filling up the house.
It’s a house because we are doing the polluting and we live in houses. What if we had to store all the rubbish we created in our house we lived in? What would we do?

We want people to THINK about…..
How we are affecting our World.
How much soft plastic we are using and if it is all necessary.
How can the world last with all this plastic.

We want people to TALK about…..
How people could change their habits or behaviours to use less soft plastic.
How people could make sure all soft plastic that is used is recycled.
How they could help clean up the damage so far.
How they could help in any way.

We will be collecting soft plastic that is brought to school each day from all the classes. Next week we will create the wooden frame 'house' to sit outside out classroom. We will cover it in clear plastic bags so the rubbish inside can be seen. Each day we will empty the bins into the soft plastic house. WATCH THIS SPACE!! 

This week all the students had to create a slideshow to present to the children of one of the classes in the school to tell them about our project and enlist their help with sorting their rubbish correctly. They will be sharing their slideshows on all their own learning blogs so check them out. 


  1. Hi,
    I love the art work and it looks very cool and lovey work you have done,
    did you do pink shirt day.

    keep the good work,
    kale @ ctk school.

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  3. Hi I'm Gracie from Yaldhurst Model Mchool
    I really like your art made of rubbish I think it's a really cool idea to do.
    Did the rubbish have to use soft? could it be hard rubbish?
    Did you have to put it in a house? did you have any other ideas to put it in?

    Thanks Gracie

  4. Hi Hauraki My name is William from Manukau in Waikowhai primary school. This sounds very interesting to me like a big project for the world. So what I can tell is that you guys are make a little house that can hold rubbish. When its done you could have a blog post of it. And show images. If you would like to see my blog here's the link.

  5. Wow! That's a lot of food wrappers in that bag. we eat in side so we wont get that much rubbish.


  6. Hi I the art work you may have a lot of rubbrus i hope my school well do this you are currying for the invorermin and you can read you post because it had seen i mostk isaac yaldhutrst

  7. Hi Hauraki,

    I really enjoyed reading this post about rubbish and how How people should change their habits or behaviours to use less soft plastic. Next time maybe try a different way to present your work otherwise really like your post.

    Yaldhurst model school

  8. Kia ora Hauraki,
    I was really excited to read about your project, what a great idea to make people really think about soft plastics that are causing so much pollution in our world. I have just been on holiday in El Nido, a small town in the Phillipines and everywhere I went they were using paper bags, I didn't see a plastic bag anywhere! Like you, they are thinking really hard about how they can save the environment and start to educate people about plastics and what they are doing. Are you making any changes at your house? I look forward to seeing photos of how full your house gets.

  9. Hi my name is Charlotte I am from Papakura Central school I really enjoyed this post about rubbish and how people should change their habits or behaviours to use less soft plastic.

  10. Hello hauraki
    I am really happy for you guys to do something different did you know that plastic bags are made from diesel so were also polluting the air at the same time that where killing marine life.
    Good blog post
    Kind regards Eben

  11. Kia Ora Hauraki, my name is Julia and I am a year 7 student from Yaldhurst Model School. I really like this post because it involves nature, and how we need to save the planet. I also really like how you got students involved in this and made their minds work. The only thing I would change is make it shorter and a little bit more understandable. Other than that, great Blog Post.

    Kind Regards
    Yaldhurst Model School

  12. Hey Hauraki!
    I love what your doing with soft plastic, I think it is so great! What inspired you guys to start on the project? and what are you going to do with the plastic after your ¨house¨ is full? At my house we collect our soft plastic in bags and then give them to the supermarket and they recycle it.
    Keep up the awesome work!
    From Hannah,
    Year 8,
    Yaldhurst Model School.

  13. Hi my name is Shay Im from Yaldhurst Model School and Im year 6 I am wondering what type of soft Plastic.???