Education » Primary - All Programmes
Spark your students’ creativity with a visit to MTG’s social history and visual arts galleries. Book an educator-led drama programme inspired by objects or artworks on display, or a free self-guided visit to inspire students' creative writing, drama or dance back at school.
|Years||Years 4 - 8|
|Cost||Primary students $2.50, accompanying adults free.|
|Venue||MTG Hawke's Bay|
|Learning Areas||Social Sciences, Arts, Drama|
Come Alive: Social History
MTG is home to a wonderful collection of historical letters, photographs and artefacts, scraps of memory, fragments of the past. This programme encourages students to seek out the stories behind these objects and create dramatised scenes exploring moments in the lives of ordinary or notable people who lived in Hawke's Bay in earlier times.
After some warm-up drama games, students will explore an exhibition (or exhibitions) of your choise. The MTG educator will invite them to focus on a single photo or object and research the story behind it.
Students will work in groups to develop ideas for a short drama based on the story behind the object. They will create tableaux, rehearse the scene and perform it for the rest of the class.
Come Alive: Social History workshops can be based around any of MTG's social history exhibitions and can be tailored to your teaching focus. Current social history exhibitions include:
Contact Jenny to discuss options for a specific focus for your workshop: (06) 833 9789, or book now
Come Alive: Visual Arts
Visual art is rich with stories, interpretations as varied as the people who view it. In a truly immersive experience, we undertake deep analysis of a work of art and devise a drama in response to it.
After some warm-up drama games, students will visit a visual art exhibition and explore the artworks on display. The MTG educator will then invite them to focus on a single painting or artwork, look closely at the content and composition of the work and share their responses and interpretations.
Students will work in groups to develop ideas for a short drama based on the artwork. They will identify a key concept, mood or theme they would like their scene to express. They will create tableaux, rehearse the scene and perform it for the rest of the class.
Our Come Alive: Visual Arts workshops can be based around any of MTG's visual art exhibitions: Browse our current exhibitions
For more information phone Gaynor on (06) 833 9788, or book now
Come Alive: self-guided visit (FREE)
At MTG, students can find a wealth of objects and artworks to inspire their own creative writing, drama or dance projects back at school. Self-guided visits to MTG are free but must be pre-booked through our educators. We are happy to give teachers a guided tour to help plan self-guided class visits.
Unique Art Deco heritage has been preserved with the skilful addition of modern theatre facilities making it the best provincial performing arts centre in the nation.
View website for Napier Municipal Theatre
Located in the Art Deco city of Napier. We have worked closely with our builders to promote and develop high quality housing within an open-aspect environment.
View website for Parklands Residential Estate
We are Hawkes Bay's premier holiday accommodation park providing an array of facilities to keep the entire family entertained.
View website for Kennedy Park Resort Napier
Situated in the centre of Napier, in the middle of Onekawa Park, the Napier Aquatic Centre is a safe and affordable aquatic facility for everyone.
View website for Napier Aquatic Centre
Visit the Napier i-SITE to find out more about what is happening in Hawkes Bay, from events, activities and accommodation.
View website for Napier i-SITE Visitor Centre
We offer an all purpose built venue that uniquely combines spectacular outlooks with functional layout.
View website for Napier Conference Centre
For Napier City residents and citizens to have easy access to see what council are currently working on, completed, what they do, facilities, and council information.
View website for Napier City Council
Build on the blossoming national and international interest in William Colenso's life and ideas as the result of the William Colenso Bicentenary Celebrations in Hawke's Bay in 2011, and a body of new publications and research.
View website for William Colenso
The Faraday Centre in Napier, is Hawke's Bay's Museum of Technology. It's a place of discovery where history comes alive through hands on experience.
View website for The Faraday Centre
Come to Par2 MiniGolf and meet Seamore the Seagull at our sea-side minigolf courses. Challenge your friends and family for a round.
View website for Par2 MiniGolf
strive to Inspire, Educate and Entertain by providing access to information through various resources within our Libraries. We aim to provide more than you expect.
View website for Napier Libraries
Nowhere else in New Zealand will you discover a wider range of marine animals and native species in a single facility than at the National Aquarium of New Zealand.
View website for National Aquarium of New Zealand
Located on Marine Parade, Napier, is the Bay Skate Park - home to skateboarding, BMX, roller derby, inline hockey and scootering.
View website for Bay Skate
If you have any questions, problems or feedback for MTG Hawke's Bay please let us know about it.