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Testimonials

Land Sky and Space

Provides a genuine NZ connection to learning that the students can actually follow. Lots of relevant background information, and overall helped to tie in learning from a variety of sources to support student learning about Space.

Frank Usherwood from Bethlehem School

It discussed topics that were of particular interest to the boys in my class, and was effective in engaging all the students to learn through a different tool. It required the class to use the Key Competencies throughout the whole journey.

Nicola Burtenshaw from Ross Intermediate

Students participated fully in the drone demonstration and researched after the field trip had been completed. They were able to come up with their own inquiry into a part of the topic they were interested in. It involved all the class.

Michelle O'Neill from Verdon College

Sustainable Seas

It has helped add innovative, engaging material to my teaching and further engaged my students in the issues we were already examining. Supported the principles, values and key competencies as well as LO's for NCEA Level 1 Geography.

Aidan Daly from Hobsonville Point Secondary School

This was my first Field trip and it was in the middle of an actual beach trip so we were able to make a lot of links with our learning and real life. The real life connections with experts, the live videos and the interactive activities all supported students to gain agency of their own learning.

Sophia Douglas from Terrace End School

This field trip supported all students in developing their own learning direction for this topic. Enabled students to make contact and initiate conversations with experts who do not live in their area.

Danielle Budge from Hawea Flat School

Fitted in perfectly with our school's vision, the key competencies and values. It was an excellent resource to supplement what we were doing in the classroom.

Christine Bilderbeck from Lepperton School

Provided opportunity for collaborative learning around our current topic inquiry, so encompassing the Key Competencies, particularly Thinking and Managing Self.

Noel McClements from Hampden Street School

Highly effective. Year 5&6 totally engaged. The videos are gold, prompting much discussion and the kids loved being part of the webinars.

Anthony Webb from Paraparaumu Beach School

It's not like other learning material where recordings are years old - it's happening right here, right now. Great use of technology. It improved my Year 7 students' understanding, which allowed us to branch out into learning about food webs and our local marine area; the Kaipara Harbour.

Adrian Humm from Ruawai College

Highly engaging, targeted the Principles, Values, Key Competencies, Learning Areas and Vision of the NZ Curriculum very well. Fantastic resource!

Malcolm Hepburn from Ngatimoti School

Great learning to be had by all children. Very engaging. We also used this field trip to prepare for an overnight trip to the Tawhiranui Open Sanctuary.

Veronica Jones from St Francis Catholic School (Pt Chevalier)

All students were able to access information and deepen their understanding regardless of their reading level. A great resource with expert knowledge being shared with learners. Opportunities available for students that we can not provide.

Laura Hensley from Cambridge Middle School

Learnz field trips (like this) help to make the learning context real. The range of field trips is well chosen and covers all interests. It supports the teacher with great background pages and gives students the opportunity to listen to experts. There is something for any culture and special needs.

Anja Hennig from Green Bay Primary School

Great for my class - they really enjoyed the trip, as it was fun and informative. I have been a member for many years and all my students love the LEARNZ programme.

Daniele Cuthbert from Edgecumbe School

The reading background pages are well designed, with easier options and the audio button, so every student is included regardless their ability. The scientific content extended learning, the environmental message was strong, and students felt empowered to manage themselves better in protecting our natural environment.

Anja Hennig from Green Bay Primary School

Year 10 students used it as part of an inquiry topic. Students enjoyed exploring an area of NZ that most had not visited.

Lucy Meagher from Havelock North High School

Many areas of the curriculum were covered for me during this field trip. Having the option for the children to listen to the text being read is really helpful, as it gives all children the same opportunity to access the information. The children have learnt a lot and we are now applying this knowledge in our follow up activities.

Louise Parker from Twyford School

The highlight of the trip was the web conference and the class being able to ask their burning questions. My whole teaching team were all very impressed with the field trip and with the level of motivation and engagement it evoked in our students.

Justine Delport from Sancta Maria Catholic Primary School

I appreciate the support these field trips give to my broader teaching programme and the fact they are so accessible. Thank-you!

Judith McKenzie from Craighead Diocesan School

It consolidated what we are undertaking with our inquiry unit.

Jonathan Coburn from Puriri School

Spot on for our Inquiry context. So good to have it online after the trip is finished. Children enjoyed the 'real' places we are seeing.

Jennifer Sinclair from Kaiapoi Borough School

This was amazing. My students could relate to it and it introduced some excellent topics such as food chains and ecosystems. My students gained a deep understanding of how fragile an ecosysytem is and that all ecosystems are under both natural and human threats. 

Christina Smith from Paihia School

Supported our study of Tangaroa, based on Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. We all learnt so much, both the students and kaiako. Very informative newsletters made using the site easy.

Anna Houston from Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Mangere

We explored the sustainable use of this area (Nelson) of NZ. We were really interested in the types of fish that were examined and dissected by the experts.

Vanessa Burrell from Haeata Community Campus

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