Visual Arts 1 Trip Otatara Reserve 26 Feb 2024

Visual Arts Level 1

Visual Arts Level 1 trip to Ōtātara Reserve to record and learn about our native bush. This trip is part of the new NCEA programme for Level 1 Visual Art. As we have 2 x VAR1 classes they will travel together for this trip. During the time we are in the reserve we will have Lloyd Esler joining us to teach us about the natural history of plants, birds, insects and use of these.

Details:

Date: Monday 26 February 2024.

Time: 11am depart from school

Return: 3pm back at school

Staff Attending: Mrs Sarah Templer, Ms Megan Phillips, Ms Jenny Mills. All teachers on the trip will be contactable via cellphone during the trip and will use these in the event of an emergency

Transport: Students will be transported by GoBus. We take the bus to the Otatara Reserve on Dunns Road. We will be based at the reserve for the afternoon.

Clothing: Students are to wear appropriate mufti for walking in the native bush, warm jacket, sun protection

Food: Lunch, snacks and water bottle and any personal medication that might be needed

Equipment: Students will be asked to bring their Visual Art Workbooks, pencils and drawing equipment. The school will provide drawing boards and various drawing tools needed. If your child has access to a digital camera we ask that they bring this along to, however this is not a necessity

This event contains risks, including trips, and falls in the bush and getting separated from the group and exposure to the weather. This event is managed by school staff who will manage risk and hazards according to the school’s safety management plan. This includes careful discussion with the students around how to behave while in the bush, expectations of clothing and what to do if student gets separated. While risks can be maintained to acceptable levels they cannot be totally eliminated. Some risk is retained for its learning and experiential value. If you wish to come into school to see our safety management systems or have any questions, feel free to contact Sarah Templer, 03 2116030 ext 848 or sarah.templer@southlandgirls.school.nz.

It is important for safety reasons that students follow instructions given to them by all staff and follow all appropriate school rules. Behaviour by students that is deemed dangerous and puts themselves and/or others at undue risk will result in follow up action when back at school.

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