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Get Real: Creating for A Cause

When:

Wed 10 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 3: 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

Today's inspirational activist is Luke Pollock. Luke is the Youth Programmes Coordinator for "The Peace Foundation" which has been active in disarmament and conflict resolution for over 40 years. Luke gives presentations and workshops on a variety of contemporary conflict issues to schools and youth organisations.

He also organises Youth Peace Week for over 130 participating schools around themes like "Protecting Our Planet". Luke inspires young people to care about and come up with solutions for the 'big' or seemingly insurmountable problems like climate change, poverty and nuclear weapons.

Today's activity coordinator is artist and educator Charlotte Maguire who teaches art for children and adults in community education programmes whilst studying for a Masters at Elam. The children will be inventing for climate change solutions through a day of art and craft.

They will gain an awareness of artists and designers making work around themes of climate change, and will then work with a variety of materials (eco and upcycled) to design and create imaginative prototypes for inventions that problem-solve issues around rising sea water and pollution.

At the end of the day, parents and caregivers are invited to come and learn about the inventions.

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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