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Napier Port: Pilots and Wharfies

Beard up and become olden day port workers in role plays that reveal the past, purpose, and perils of Napier’s old port at West Quay. Learn about the modern port – what machinery is used, what jobs have survived, what we import and export and what benefits our port brings to our region.

Learning Areas and Strands: Social Sciences, Local History

Duration: 1.5 hours 

Suitable for: Year 4 - 8, maximum 30 students

Availability: Ongoing

Cost: $3.00 per student

The education programme

Based in the museum classroom, your students will:

  • Look at objects related to port life

  • Examine who the early figures in Napier were and what working roles contributed to the development of the community at the port

  • Be given a script and an object to create, and do a play about their character and their job to present to the class.

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