Enlightenment and a spot of cricket

WBHS game of cricket (3)
Imagining the events of the past - looking across to the town of Russell (Kororāreka) where the Northern War began in March 1845

Whangarei Boys’ High School Year 10 students recently took part in our Education Experience over a week of visits. They made the most of exploring both our museums to research their topic. In between enlightenment about some of our history that’s ‘just not cricket’, they enjoyed the view, some sunshine and a spot of cricket.

Their learning focus; what happened in and around our local area after Te Tiriti/The Treaty was signed. Looking across the water to Russell (Kororāreka) brings to life the significant events leading to the start of the Northern War in March 1845. The stories told in Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi and Te Rau Aroha museum weave together to enrich understanding of multiple perspectives of our history. Students have opportunity for critical thinking, opening up honest reflections about our past; they realise their own role in contributing to our shared future as a nation as well as their own personal futures.

As part of their Social Studies Curriculum, Whangarei Boys’ High visit Waitangi Treaty Grounds every year, with their teachers really seeing the value in bringing students  here to engage with Waitangi, the place, and Waitangi, the Treaty.  Thank you to all the awesome teachers, students and whānau who came along each day over the week; our education team appreciated the time with you and look forward to seeing you next year!  

Learn about the Northern War 1845-1846

23/11/2020  IR