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Quake '31 (Primary/Intermediate)

Date: Ongoing
Duration: 1.5 - 2 hours
Years: Years 1 - 8
Cost: $2.50 per student, free for accompanying teachers/adults
Venue: MTG Hawke's Bay

EQ Family leaving town BannerThis programme is levelled for different ages and uses a variety of delivery techniques and resources.

For Years 1-4:

  • Quake '31 - The Day that Rocked Thomas' World: Thomas' birthday started well until the solid ground beneath his school began to shake. It was the 3 February 1931 when the Hawke's Bay earthquake struck and the region would never be the same again. Thomas' story is told using an enchanting Kamishibai story theatre box. A visit to the earthquake exhibition follows the story session, where students will see real items from the earthquake, some featured in the story.

For Years 5-8:

  • Quake '31 - Breaking News!: Travel back in time to arrive in Hawke's Bay moments before the 1931 earthquake. Team up to report live from the scene as the disaster unfolds. Using green screen technology and drawing on images and stories in the museum's earthquake exhibition and archives, students research details of what happened on the day and collaborate creatively to record eye witness accounts that can be edited into a full TV news report.

For more information phone Sarah Fergusson on +64 6 833 9929, or book now.

20 September 2020

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