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Pupils embrace project that prepares them for real world By Jamie Adams

Some of Newtown School’s senior pupils finished their primary years with enhanced knowledge for entering the real world thanks to their involvement in a major project. T h e s c h o o l’s s e n i o r Waitangi whanau have been holding Ready For Real Life for three days last week. Children opted to become owners of either a “cafe”, a “toy store”, a “gallery” or a “clean and green” service industry on the school premises. One of the organisers of the project, teacher Nicki Read, says the project “has been a very interesting learning journey”. “Throughout the term we have spent two days a week learning about setting up a business in the area they choose,” Nicki says. “We ran workshops around the location, and they learnt about group dynamics, responsibilities, making ideas and building on that.” She and the five other teachers involved in the project - Debbie Purves, Tim

Crawshaw, Mogan Bardsley, Danny Sowden and Neesha Patel - educated pupils on finance, management, prices and design in undertaking their ventures. “We also looked at the material, costs of labour and profit margin,” Debbie says. Some of the items for sale included tic-tac-toe boards with marbles, wooden beads, woollen headbands, mazes and even unique lamps with figurines glued to them. “We worked in partnership with the Menz Shed for making the wooden toys.” The cafe enterprise involved the home baking of Newtown School’s Ella Wellington purchases an item from senior pupils Poseiden Smith and Kevin Fa’asee as part of the school’s Ready For Real Life project. PHOTO: Jamie Adams pikelets. “There were lots of parents involved,” Nicki says. Meanwhile in the gallery, “A “A big big thanks to all to myall clients for Call Katie to sell Ca SeasonsGreetings Greetings to Seasons thanks myentrusting clients for Call entrusting Seasons Greetings Katie to sellCall Ka pupils made and sold Christ“A big thanks to all my clients for Seasons Greetings Seasons Greetings Call Katie to sell Seasons Greetings Call Katie to sely “A big thanks to all my clients for entrusting entrusting me to sell their property your home! “A big thanks to all my clients for entrusting “A big thanks to all my clients for entrusting to &you your family! mas badges and decorations your home! you & &&your family! to you your family! me to sell their property in 2017. Wishing your me to sell their property in 2017. Wishing your home! to you your family! your home! in 2017. Wishing everyone the best you & your for parents toto hang. to family! you & your family!me to sell their me to sell their property inWishing 2017. Wishing property in 2017. Wishing me to sell their property in 2017. A total of $2370 was raised, everyone thethe best for the holiday season!” everyone thethe best for holiday season!” for holiday season!” all of which will go towards everyone the best for the season!” holiday season!” everyone the best for the holiday season!” everyone the best for the holiday next year’s camp for the year sixes. While that means some of Ray White Leaders in Real Estate Licensed under the REAA 2008 Ray White Leaders in Real Estate Licensed under the REAA 2008 the senior pupils will miss T. 04 894 3717 M. 027 248 2061 Ray White inLicensed Real Estate Licensed under the REAA 2008 Ray White Leaders in Real Estate Licensed under the REAA 2008 Ray White Leaders in RealLeaders Estate under REAA 2008 T. 04 894 3717 M.the027 248 2061 out on it as they graduate E. katie.underwood@raywhite.com T. 04 894 3717 M. 027 248 2061 T. 04 894 3717 M. 027 248 2061 T. 04 894 3717 M. 027 248 2061 to intermediate, Nicki says E. katie.underwood@raywhite.com the concept is about paying E. katie.underwood@raywhite.com E. katie.underwood@raywhite.com E. katie.underwood@raywhite.com it forward.

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