Wednesday, February 17, 2021

COVID 2020 through the eyes of our young people

Adults have had plenty to say about the impact of the pandemic on our young people, and we are delighted to hear our tamariki speak for themselves on the subject.

In term 4 all Manaiakalani schools contributed movies to our annual film festival. These were created at the individual, class or school level.  We continued to use our umbrella theme, taken from the New Zealand Curriculum vision statement

 "Our vision is for young people who will be confident, connected, actively involved, and lifelong learners."

Approximately one-third of the entries were centred on their response or reaction to the COVID pandemic and how it impacted them personally.   One delightful example is this music video, 'Stay at Home', written and performed by a student from Tamaki College.

We are grateful to the team from N4L who took the videos made by our tauira and compiled a short film to allow our young people to speak for themselves.  This video weaves together excerpts and voices from across the 13 Manaiakalani schools....

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