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Get Real: Crafting for A Cause

When:

Mon 8 Oct 2018, 9:00am–4:00pm

Where: Selwyn Community Education, 203 Kohimarama Road, Kohimarama, Auckland

Restrictions: R8

Ticket Information:

  • Course fee per day: $80.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: SelwynComed

Selwyn Community Education is based at Selwyn College, Kohimarama, Auckland.

Beat boredom this school holiday while doing something meaningful in our brand new 5-day programme to inspire and engage kids 8 - 12 years.

GetReal provides fun ways for kids to understand relevant social topics and enjoy making positive change in the world and in the lives of others. GetReal is a collaboration between Selwyn Community Education and the GetReal organisation.

Day 1: Monday 8 October 2018: Crafting for a Cause
Today's eco cause: ocean plastic
Today's social cause: the homeless community
Today's programme will kick off with an inspirational talk from Fletcher Sunde of Sustainable Coastlines.

Fletcher describes himself as a motivator, ideas man, surfer, diver and marine ecologist. He'll talk about the Love Your Coast programme which addresses the issue of ocean plastics and what we can do to help stem the tide.

Following Fletcher's talk, teacher Natasha Bagley will work with the children in the sewing room constructing items from the homeless people of Auckland CBD. In the morning they will be making durable waterproof tote bags and in the afternoon they'll upcycle blankets into cosy ponchos. They'll share lunch with Katz and Greg who currently sleep rough and hear about the challenges of not having regular shelter. At the end of the day they will have completed two items to be donated to people of need.

About GetReal - Social and Environmental Awareness for Kids
GetReal provides fun ways for kids to understand relevant social topics and enjoy making positive change in the world and in the lives of others.

Each day - from Monday through Thursday will focus on a different topic (see below for details). Friday's activities will bring it all together, helping kids to reflect and decide on ways they can continue taking positive action and supporting causes that are important to them.

The programme runs from 8 - 12 October from 9 AM to 4 PM daily. Places are limited, so book early. Enrolment for individual days is permitted. However, preference will be given to those attending the whole week. The Friday workshop is only suitable for those who have attended at least one other day Monday to Thursday. If you have any questions, please enquire at the office.

Monday 8 October 2018: Crafting for a Cause
Today's eco cause: ocean plastic
Today's social cause: the homeless community
Tuesday 9 October 2018: Conserving for a Cause
Today's eco cause: regenerating suburban habitats

Wednesday 10 October 2018: Creating for a Cause
Today's social cause: What I can do about really big issues?
Today's eco cause: pollution and upcycling
Thursday 11 October 2018: Cooking for a Cause
Today's eco cause: quitting fossil fuels
Today's social cause: healthy meals for those in need

Friday 12 October 2018: Cause Corps - Bringing it all Together
Today's eco cause: what is Greenpeace meant to do?
Today's social cause: taking positive action throughout your life.

Our mission is to provide quality, affordable education for our community.

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