Videos for Memorial Park 4

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Videos about the completion of Pukeahu National War Memorial Park from the fourth LEARNZ field trip to the site in the lead-up to Anzac Day 2015.

Tuesday 24 March

1. Pavilions at Pukeahu 39Mb mp4 or watch on Vimeo.

Walk into Pukeahu National War Memorial Park and find out more about the pavilions that welcome people to the park.

  1. What is the purpose of the pavilions?
  2. How have these pavilions been designed?
  3. What materials have been used?

Next step learning: Design your own entrance ways to Memorial Park or a Park near you.

2. Pukeahu Planting 33Mb mp4 or watch on Vimeo.

Take a closer look at the plants around the Park and find out why they have been chosen.

  1. What are some of the trees that have been planted?
  2. What is the significance of the red roses?
  3. What are tree pits?

Next step learning: Look back at the Memorial Park 3 field trip to see the tree pits and how they were constructed.

3. Park Design 31Mb mp4 or watch on Vimeo.

Walk up the stairs beneath the Carillon to get a better view across the Park and find out from Emma Beech how the Park has been designed.

  1. When was the park designed?
  2. What do the terraces represent?
  3. How big is Anzac Square and what will it be used for?

Next step learning: Why do you think Wellington was chosen as the site for the National War Memorial Park?

4. The Australian War Memorial 42Mb mp4 or watch on Vimeo.

Meet site manager Paul Flannery to discover more about the origins of this memorial and how it was constructed.

  1. Why has this memorial been built here?
  2. What does the red sandstone and grey basalt represent?
  3. What has been included on the 15 columns?

Next step learning: Find out about the New Zealand War Memorial in Australia and how it was built.

5. Preserving an Important Heritage Building 50Mb mp4 or watch on Vimeo.

Walk down to the eastern end of the Park to see the restored Home of Compassion Crèche and why it was moved into the Park.

  1. Where did the Home of Compassion Crèche use to be and why was it moved?
  2. What is the significance of the building?
  3. What was the main challenge in restoring the crèche?

Next step learning: Find out if there are any historic buildings in your area that are being restored.

Wednesday 25 March

1. The Blessing of Pukeahu National War Memorial Park 89Mb mp4 or watch on Vimeo.

Get up early to attend the 4.30am dawn ceremony to bless Pukeahu National War Memorial Park

  1. What happened during this ceremony?

Next step learning: Why do you think this ceremony takes place so early in the morning?

2. A Message from the Minister 48Mb mp4 or watch on Vimeo.

Meet Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage and Conservation Maggie Barry to find out why a National Memorial Park is important for all New Zealanders.

  1. What is the significance of this war memorial?
  2. Which garden was opened first and why?
  3. Which other countries will have memorials here at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park?

Next step learning: Find out about Anzac Day events in your local area.

3. Tangata Whenua Gardens 42Mb mp4 or watch on Vimeo.

Meet Morrie Love to find out about the Tangata Whenua Gardens and their significance.

  1. What is the significance of the Tangata Whenua Gardens?
  2. What do the three rocks represent?
  3. What does the statue of Hinerangi symbolise?

Next step learning: Draw or create a model of a statue that could be made to commemorate New Zealanders who have served at war.

4. Students Reflect on the Dawn Blessing 41Mb mp4 or watch on Vimeo.

Talk to students from Clifton Terrace Model School and find out about what they think of Pukeahu National War Memorial Park.

  1. What did these students enjoy about the dawn ceremony?

Next step learning: Discuss with your class how you feel about commemorating war and how you might do this.

5. Artistic Expressions of War 74Mb mp4 or watch on Vimeo.

Check out some of the war art work done by students at Wellington College.

  1. What has Harry tried to do in the images he has created?
  2. What is the significance of the gas mask in Zac’s work?
  3. What has Jozef tried to show in his work?
  4. What does Efrain’s work focus on?

Next step learning: Think about and complete your own art work to commemorate New Zealanders who have served at war.

Thursday 26 March

1. The Hall of Memories 42Mb mp4 or watch on Vimeo.

Walk up to the Hall of Memories and find out how this newly restored building will be used on Anzac Day.

  1. How has this building been strengthened?
  2. Where is the strengthening work visible within the Hall of Memories?
  3. How will this area be used during Anzac Day?

Next step learning: Go to the First Memorial Park field trip videos to see what the Carillon looked like while it was being restored.

2. The Great War Exhibition 53Mb mp4 or watch on Vimeo.

Come into the old Dominion Museum building to find out more about the Great War Exhibition.

  1. What will this exhibition show and how will it be displayed?
  2. Who has been involved in this exhibition?
  3. What have been some of the challenges in putting this exhibition together?

Next step learning: Check out the Great War Exhibition website to find out more.

3. A Lesson in Citizenship 63Mb mp4 or watch on Vimeo.

Meet Sandy the principal of Mount Cook School and Dexter a former student to find out how they became involved in the Memorial Park project.

  1. Why was Sandy against the Memorial Park project at the start?
  2. What did Sandy and other members of the community have to do to stop the road being constructed next to the school?
  3. What has Dexter learnt from this experience?
  4. Next step learning: Find out if there are any road projects in your area and discuss what the benefits and disadvantages of the project might be.

4. Field Trip Summary 29 Mb mp4 or watch on Vimeo.

Now that you have completed the Memorial Park field trips, spend some time thinking about what you have learnt.

  1. What have been the highlights of this field trip for you and why? 
  2. Which expert would you like to talk more with and what would you ask them? 
  3. Help your teacher to fill in the online evaluation form for this field trip