From a dolls house-type imagining of Kiwi chart-topping band Six60, to a cardboard model of the Dunedin Railway Station, Otago Polytechnic has this week played host to more than 40 imaginative projects developed by school pupils.  

The Otākou STEAM Cluster has been running “He Kaitiaki Tātou”, exploring sustainability, Aotearoa history and social and cultural.

Having identified the key themes, project organisers tasked students with exploring these issues and developing prototypes. 

Students from four Dunedin schools (years 0-8) have been involved, their efforts culminating in a public exhibition at Otago Polytechnic’s Hub this week. 

The young learners were aided by input from Ross McDonald, Otago Polytechnic Director: Sustainability.

“It was great to talk with a wide range of bright kids who were so engaged with sustainability and had such good questions to ask.”

Otākou Steam Cluster organiser Iain Cook-Bonney says the exhibition was the last for the Cluster, bringing to a close four years of collaboration with Otago Polytechnic.




Published on 9 Nov 2022

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