Remuera Library Exhibition - from June 17 2015 - Auckland, NZ
"The Battle of Conscience" - La Bataille de la Conscience
Students from Baradene College of the Sacred Heart in Auckland, NZ and Lycée Professionnel Jean Macé, Chauny, France have worked together on a joint ambitious project to mark the anniversary of the First World War within the Shared Histories framework. The students researched the pacifist objection to war and those New Zealanders and French soldiers who deserted or...
Baradene College of the Sacred Heart students have completed individual research associated with the project they have worked on for the Shared Histories partnership. Having published a book and held the exhibition of their posters, they focused on one aspect of the project more intensely and researched further to produce their own individual work for their NCEA qualification - Achievement Standard History 91434 v.1: Research an historical event or place of significance to New Zealanders, using...
Nous nous sommes rendus dans le cimetière militaire de Chauny afin de commémorer les soldats Britanniques, Allemands et Français ayant combattu durant la première guerre mondiale. Sur cette photo nous nous trouvons devant le cimetière français en présence du maire de Chauny, M.Lalonde, de notre assistant américain Geoffrey effectuant la lecture d'un poème écrit en français par une élève néo-zélandaise d'EPSOM ( Sarah-Louise ) et de notre proviseur, Mr Valentin. Les élèves de 1ére L1 se sont...
Monsieur Jean Louis Valentin, the principal of the high school named Lycée Professionnel Jean Macé, in Chauny, France. He wears the greenstone taonga that was presented to him as a gift from Ms Sandy Pasley, the principal of Baradene College of the Sacred Heart, in Auckland, New Zealand. The hospitality that Baradene College students received in Chauny was greatly appreciated.
Where has the time gone? It’s hard to believe that about this time last year we had only just found out that we were Young Ambassadors, but in this short space of time so much has happened! I’m so grateful to have had this opportunity - I’ve learnt so much and I’ve met so many awesome people along the way. Not only has this experience improved my French and knowledge of WW1, it has definitely made me more eager to see the world and discover more of its history.
Although most of our students are aware that it is the 100th year anniversary of WW1 and that there is plenty of information available for them on TV , internet etc. we think that the actual event is too far removed from, and not really relevant to their lives.
Too many generations have passed by, and for most families oral history of the event seems to have somehow been forgotten over time or overtaken by more recent wars and tragic events.
We have learned from experience that if students...
Thursday the 4th of December saw me get the opportunity to visit two classes at Saint Mary's College in Wellington. I presented an overview of our trip earlier in the year and explained Shared Histories mission and projects. During the time I got asked many great questions by the year 9 and year 10 classes and saw a real engagement with the topic.
It was an absolute pleasure getting to talk to them and i hope to be able to talk to other schools if I get the chance.
Limehills School Visit: On the 21st of October I took a trip back to my old primary school (Limehills School), to talk to the Year 7 and 8 classes about my trip to France and my journey as a Young Ambassador. It was awesome to talk to these kids as a number of them have previously done some study on The Unknown Warrior and are going on a school camp to Wellington later this month. I had lots of fun hanging out with them and answering all their questions, and I look forward to hearing about their...
Bonjour tout le monde. j'ai eu la chance à faire un discours à mon classe sur le sujet du voyage de Jeunes Ambassadeurs, et voila un vidéo de mon discours pour vous.
If reading through blog posts isn't your thing, then here is a video of my Young Ambassadors Tour speech that I was able to use for my English internal that give a day-to-day account of what we did on the trip back in July.
The first year of using the WWI topic as part of internal assessment is over. It was a success!
This year I tied the project to some of my internal assessment at level 1, and chose to craft a 1.5 Writing Portfolio task around Shared Histories. In cooperation with our partner school in Amiens, my year 11 class set up an exchange of letters and other texts that the students from both countries posted on our wiki (one of the last texts written is attached to this post: a poster).