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Monday, June 25, 2018

Visiting the Auckland Zoo

Blogging about the Zoo 
Walt: Report, Recount and Reflect
When:   We went to the Zoo in Week 7 of Term 2. 
Where:  The Auckland Zoo near Western Springs in the Pt Chevalier area.
What:    A school trip that follows on from our trip to Tiritiri Matangi in Week 5.  
Who:     All of Te Waka Ako syndicate, plus 7 parents and 5 staff. 
How:     Lucky for us, by double decker bus!
Why:     To extend our knowledge and inquiry into New Zealand Animals and how they are being
              impacted by us.

Thursday in Week 7 saw all of our seniors head out to the Auckland Zoo to check out the New Zealand animals in particular, but anything else too. We all were in groups with six students and had certain times of the day we could roam freely and other parts of the day in educator programmes. Fraser was Hauraki's educator and he was outstanding. He was super cool and hooked the students and adults in to learning ' big time'. The students were so well behaved that the educators met us at the end to praise them and tell them they were the best group they had had through in the last few years!! High praise indeed. Our group loved seeing the penguins and the Ruru owl in the New Zealand sections. And of course who doesn't love tigers. He came up so close to the glass!

The Zoofari programme is an outstanding opportunity for schools to take up. Many of our students either hadn't been to the Zoo or had only been with a previous school trip. The educators we met up with inspired the students so much. They were informative, friendly and upbeat. We also had 45min checking out the Bug Lad that is inside the Zoo at present.

Link = https://www.aucklandzoo.co.nz/get-involved/zoofari

We had lovely weather and could have stayed several more hours to check out all the animals.


 
 
 








9 comments:

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  2. Hi I am Lyric from PCS
    I am year 6 student
    That writing looked so fun if our school was there it would have been cool but love the photos and the writing you guys wrote hope you guys had a cool fun awesome day
    PS:Lyric PCS

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  3. Hi I am Cody from Papakura central school
    I am year 6 student
    That looked so fun i hop you guys had a awesome day if our school was there it would have been cool. It looked so fun the writing is good it looked like you guys had fun enjoy.
    PS:Cody Papakura central school

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  4. hi i I am year 6 student
    That writing looked so fun if our school was there it would have been cool but love the photos and the writing you guys wrote hope you guys had a cool fun awesome day and i hope you had senn a lot of anmels and I hpoe you like it bye from isaac at yas

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  5. Hi im jacob form yms i hope you had fun at the Auckland Zoo it would be cool if i went with you so can you leave me feedback thanks.

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  6. hi there my name is Liam and I am a tr7 student from yaldhurst school. I thank that it's a great learning opergie to learn a lot about new zealands great anamals how many people went on the trip??? will I hope that you loved it and learned a lot about anamals bye now.

    from yald school
    from Liam

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  7. Hi im Eben from Yms I really liked the fact that you guys put in what you guys felt it really gave us a idea of how the day whent.What was favourite animal?.Maybe next time you you could put the walt in a pargraph not just on its own other then that well done.
    From Eben.

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  8. hi i hope you like the zoo and had a good time and senneThat looked so fun i hop you guys had a awesome day if our school was there it would have been cool. It looked so fun the writing is good it looked like you guys had fun enjoy.and have a good time bye from isaac at yms

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  9. I like the pic of the pengwin

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