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Thursday September 20, 2018

School Holidays


This programme is aimed at beginner dancers and children who love dance and would like to develop their basic skill set whilst having a ton of FUN! This 5-day programme involves hip hop, jazz and more.

With our amazing instructor Tarsh now facilitating our Dance Camp programme bringing her extensive experience and expertise.

YMCA Holiday Camps We have five exciting programmes on offer for kids and youth these holidays. Pioneers Day Camp for 5-7 year olds, Explorers Day Camp & Residential Camp for 8-9 year olds

plus Discoverers Residential Camp for 10-12 year olds. Activities include Canoeing, High Ropes, Archery & more!

Rata Studios Rata Studios presents two creative courses these school holidays: Improvised Musical Theatre with Jo Rodgers and industry professionals. 9am – 3pm 1-4 October, ages 9-15. A three-hour ultimate VR Tree House work-

shop with Victoria University of Wellington and Miramar Creative Ltd. Friday 5 October. 9am – 12pm Years 7&8 and 12.30 – 3.30pm Years 9-13. Find out more and enrol online at

PHOTOS: Jamie Adams

Miramar pupils WOW parents with African shows By Jamie Adams

YMCA Dance Camp


Miramar Central School put on a series of fashion parades like no other last week. The school held its annual World of Wearable Art (WOW) event with the theme this year being centred on Africa. Pupils from year 1-3 took to the catwalk in front of impressed parents on Wednesday evening, with seniors taking their turn to strut their stuff on Thursday. Gillian Henderwood, a member of the school’s art team, says every class took part in the event. “They all contributed one aspect of African culture, so that might have been a particular country or creatures. One class was based on the characters from the Black Panther movie. Another was based on the Anansi spider legend.” Students have spent the term learning

about African culture, which is reflective of the school’s diversity - there are currently 22 African students attending Miramar Central. The school annually holds a WOW festival focusing on a country or continent with a unique culture; last year it was India. “We have a cultural week following on from this where we have people from the local community talking and sharing knowledge to students,” Gillian says. Trish Bathard, the leader of the school’s cultural team, says students spent the term creating their outfits, which included 3D models of certain accessories, such as spider masks. “We used lots of recycled materials and paper mache, and they had to think carefully about how to attach the pieces together.”

Year 6 pupil Jamie Ros during the African animals and arachnids segment.

Year 4 pupils (left to right) Marlon Ehrmann, Lily El Kour and Naveen Anderson wear African masks as they carry food and water.



A four-day explorative, engaging and most of all fun, holiday workshop for students aged 9-15 with Jo Rogers and guest tutors from the industry.

Mon 1 – Thu 4 October 9am – 3pm Find out more and enrol online at


STUDIOS Igniting Creative Futures

ratastudiosnz 1 Monorgan Road, Strathmore, Wellington

Year 5 and 6 pupils (left to right) Ryan Sun, Joanna Tim and Hannah Black as Anansi Spiders.

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Cook Strait News 20-09-18

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Cook Strait News 20-09-18