Students in kura kaupapa Māori and rumaki reo created their own story books about road safety.
Students in years 1-8 worked with kaiako and publishing professionals. The tamariki wrote text, created images, and made storyboards and mock-ups of the books. At each stage, they received expert feedback.
The final outcomes are picture books unique to each kura. Printed copies went to each kura and its whānau, while digital versions appear below.
Nā ngā tamariki o Kihikihi School ngā pikitia
Nā ngā tamariki o Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Wairarapa i whakaahua
I tuhia i whakaahuatia e ngā tamariki o te kura o Corinna
Nā nga tamariki o Te Kura Māori o Porirua i whakaahua
The project generated learning experiences linked to Te Marautanga o Aotearoa and Te Aho Matua, while integrating road safety into curriculum learning areas. Students:
The publishing support team was from Lift Education E Tū. It was led by Hōne Apanui, one of New Zealand’s most experienced publishers of children’s resources in te reo Māori. The team included designer and illustrator Elton Gregory and editor and author Don Long.