Testimonials

Spirit of Adventure

Encouraged students to use and manipulate technology devices to complement their learning. Especially great for the boys. Enhanced our whole school thematic topic. I look forward to the next field trip. Thank you Learnz.

Ina Whanarere from Te Kura Kokohuia School

The field trip certainly connected my students with the NZC. It was an authentic context for children to be involved in, covering all the key competencies, learning areas etc.

Patricia Molloy from Turitea School

Stimulated lots of conversations about participating and contributing, managing self and taking risks. Also how people had to work together and support each other to achieve their goals.

Hilary Lintott from Brooklyn School (Wellington)

This field trip enabled my students to explore diversity, excellence - aiming high and giving things a go and themes of working together to achieve goals. Really helped in developing a great classroom culture.

Andrew de Wit from Papakowhai School

We used this field trip to support our learning on hauora/wellbeing and as part of our work looking at respect, responsibility, and community participation. It also linked in with our work on Growth Mindset and goal setting.

Te Ireland from Karoro School

The children were really engaged and being able to ask an expert made them feel like they were really on board the Spirit of New Zealand. I particularly found the easy readings great for my Year 4-5 class and used them as the reading programme. Totally satisfied with all that was offered!

Elizabeth Ives from Picton School

The differentiated text pages and supporting photographs and videos ensured all the students had success in their learning. Students absolutely loved participating in the live webinar - the writing they produced after it was inspiring and many students reflected it was the best writing they had ever done.

Jane Rickman from Hamilton West School

People and Water

The LEARNZ delivery method made it easier to work alongside students with their learning rather than in front of them. Students have been engaged and motivated to ask questions and wonder about things.

Amanda O'Brien from St Joseph's School Timaru

Marine Mammals

It has given my predominantly Pasifika students an invaluable and accessible EOTC experience that would normally be beyond our ability to provide in real time. Oral recordings made it very accessible and having ambassador on board increased engagement further.

Katherine Smith from Nga Iwi School

It was great to have a topic that linked into Sea Week. It clearly  linked to the curriculum for social science, science, literacy, and Te Reo Māori.  As a digital classroom, it was fantastic to be able to do our work through the website and access it from home so that learning could be shared with whanau.

Te Ireland from Karoro School

It was really well set up with appropriate material for classroom writing and got all of my students excited about marine mammals.

Nik Serhijenko from Pamapuria School

It was related to a topic the students could branch out into/feel passionate about and the resources were suited and adaptable to our year 7 class. Engaging with an expert models the quest for knowledge and students take it more seriously/engage more when they know the expert has dedicated their life to their chosen field.

Dale Hitchcock from Pukekohe Intermediate

Motivating, engaging, the short video clips hold student interest and provide plenty of scope for discussion. Well supported with activities, both paper and digital.

Caroline Arnold from Lepperton School

Great for motivating students, relevant and NZ based. Made me more open to interactive/web conferences/real time learning.

Karen Nicholls from Matamata Intermediate

We are learning about sustainability and this was a good trip to take.

Gillian Bartlett from Mission Heights Junior College

The LEARNZ field trips are a fantastic way to expose students to learning that they may not otherwise have, at places they wouldn't normally go to, while giving them the opportunity to get information from experts.

Marcia Karaitiana from Longford Intermediate

This topic of this virtual field trip study supports our values of kaitiakitanga. Very appropriate, being a school of students who are sea people, and an interesting form of learning for isolated schools like ours.

Cheryl Waititi from Te Waha O Rerekohu Area School

Fitted in well with Sea Week and had good information that suited our context for Year 9. Also provided our students of various ethnicity a good opportunity to learn associated Māori vocabulary.

Wyn Morris from Mission Heights Junior College

Great to connect with others in a real world context.

Katrina Curtis from Clearview Primary

It engaged the children in a different way; more authentic learning. Got students thinking about their role in our future world and how they could participate and contribute.

Rachel Ammundsen from Moturoa School

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