Student learning

Pohutukawa frame the Carillon, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. 


Four virtual field trips to Pukeahu National War Memorial Park have generated student learning in schools around New Zealand.

Here are some examples, starting with videos from the Learnz team meeting up with groups from several schools. 

Student Learning Videos

  • Students reflect on the dawn blessing

  • A lesson in citizenship

  • The Mount Cook School Memorial Park special interest student group

  • Mount Cook School and Memorial Park

  • Citizenship and the Memorial Park project

  • Clifton Terrace Model School and Memorial Park

More student learning from Memorial Park virtual field trips 

Virtual trip sparks learning on national and family history

Teachers Marcia Karaitiana, Rosebank School; Jane Pearson, Hira School and Karen Edwards, Brightwater School discuss how their students, including reluctant learners, found relevance in the history that Pukeahu National War Memorial Park commemorates.

Memorial Park: collaboration boosted by online learning

Teachers explain some of the collaborative learning their classes did after experiencing the Memorial Park virtual field trips.
“They worked collaboratively in small groups researching related issues and using the field trip background pages to construct their questions," Teacher Karen Edwards, Brightwater School 

Student artwork from Wellington College (PDF, 1.15 MB, via Learnz Memorial Park website)

Four year 12 students from Wellington College have kindly agreed to have their art work displayed. The art work comes from a 2014 war themed project during which students created two panels each.
“The main purpose of it was to put ourselves in the shoes of the people who go to war and to imagine what it would be like for us,” Harry, student at Wellington College

Student research and inquiry examples (via Learnz Memorial Park website)

Scroll to the end of this activities page, to see how students from Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu, The Correspondence School, responded to the activity War Memorials. As well, Alex from Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu investigated a roading project happening near him and presented his findings in a PowerPoint presentation.