Ambassador Alvin

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Kia ora koutou,

I'm Alvin one of the LEARNZ ambassadors.

I am really excited about taking part in another year of LEARNZ adventures. If you join me you can come and visit out of the way places that you wouldn't otherwise be able to experience.

You can join me in Wellington to learn about the Memorial Park project which began in 2012 and will be completed by ANZAC day 2015. You will meet interesting people, see big machines at work and work with some amazing computer technology on this nationally significant project.

I would love some company on this trip so if your class has a curious ambassador who would like to join me, sign them up now via your MyLEARNZ control panel.

See you there,

Alvin, the LEARNZ Ambassador.

Monday 23 March

Howdy,

I have been looking forward to this trip since 2013 when I first found out about the Memorial Park project and completed the first field trip. Back then the whole site was buzzing with activity and the approach trench was being built so Buckle Street could be put underground.

It is hard to believe that the project is almost complete and ahead of schedule. I can’t wait to see it. I am sure it will make the long journey from Dunedin to Wellington worthwhile!

See you tomorrow,

Alvin.

Tuesday 24 March

Hi there,

I have been waiting for this day since the first Memorial Park field trip in 2013. It is amazing to think that this whole area was a great big trench not that long ago. When Memorial Park was first talked about and designed the road was going to be shifted to the other side of the park. Thankfully it was decided that instead the road should go under the park. Now we have a great space free of road traffic.

I can’t wait to see the Tangata Whenua Gardens unveiled tomorrow. I think it will be worth the 4.30am start!

See you there,

Alvin.

Wednesday 25 March

Kia ora koutou,

What a huge day we have had today – I’ve been up for hours! We started the day at 4am ready to take part in the dawn ceremony to bless Pukeahu National War Memorial Park so the public can start using the park now that it has been finished ahead of schedule.

It was really special to be called on to the Park and to see the first light of day after the ceremony. Luckily the weather was fine and everyone could enjoy the occasion.

See you tomorrow for the last day of the field trip.

Ka kite,

Alvin.

Thursday 26 March

Kia ora,

Well, today was our last day of the Memorial Park field trip. It is hard to believe how much we have covered over the four Memorial Park field trips. It has been so cool to see the area transformed from a busy road to a park. My favourite part of the trip was taking part in the dawn ceremony – it was really special to be involved in the blessing. 

It was good to see the earthquake strengthened Carillon and Hall of Memories and I’m looking forward to seeing how many people gather here on Anzac Day.

I hope you have enjoyed the field trip and you can send your class ambassador to keep me company on my next LEARNZ adventure.

Bye for now,

Alvin.

Alvin was at the Memorial Park construction site in 2013 and is looking forward to seeing what it looks like now. Image: LEARNZ.

Alvin explores the waterfront in Wellington. Image: LEARNZ.

Alvin takes a look around Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. Image: LEARNZ.

Alvin shows you where the dawn ceremony took place this morning. Image: LEARNZ.

Alvin takes a look at the mini chapel inside the Hall of Memories. Image: LEARNZ.