Our 2019 programme is under development. Register your interest below.
This programme is a collaboration between Selwyn Community Education and Get Real.
Beat boredom in the school holiday while doing something meaningful in our 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.
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 15 - 19 July from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM daily. Places will be 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.
Note that in order to create the best experience, the number of participants will be kept to 12 kids. To achieve this, and to keep the programme affordable for families, the programme fee has been subsidised by the GetReal organisation and its sponsors. For more information contact GetReal at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or via their website www.getreal.nz
The infographic below show our inaugural 2018 Get Real programme as an example of the focus of daily sessions.
|Name||Duration||Price (inc. GST)||Next Running|
|Get Real: Crafting for a Cause||From $80.00||Register interest|
|Get Real: Conserving For a Cause||From $80.00||Register interest|
|Get Real: Creating for a Cause||From $80.00||Register interest|
|Get Real: Cooking For A Cause||From $80.00||Register interest|
|Get Real: Cause Corps Bringing It All Together||From $80.00||Register interest|
The programme runs from 15 - 19 July 2019 from 8:30 AM to 5:30 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.
Note that in order to create the best experience, the number of participants will be kept to 12 kids. To achieve this, and to keep the programme affordable for families, the programme fee has been subsidized by the GetReal organisation and its sponsors. For more information contact GetReal at email: email@example.com or via their website www.getreal.nz
Example below of our 2018 programme:
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 for 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.
Today the focus is on regenerating habitat for birds, bees and bush. Kids will create seed balls, beeswax wraps, plant cuttings and nectar feeders which all contribute to providing healthy habitat and food for our urban pollinators and native wildlife.
Today's topic champion is Levi-Brindison-Hall presenting a city bee collaboration where he is working to turn our urban landscapes into places safe for all life: full of flowers, diversity, food and abundance. Levi is a passionate grower, exxplorer, teach, artist and advocate for nature. He believes that nature is the best teacher and inspires young people to connect with its magic and wonder.
Nicky Elmore, Enviro Schools Coordinator at Auckland Council, will run hands-on "eco" activities in the afternoon.
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.
Today's inspirational activist is Imogen Bunting of Fossil Free which is a student-led, grassroots activist group at the University of Auckland campaigning for the university to divest its coal, gas and oil company investments. Fossil Free UoA is affiliated with 350 International, an activist network that campaigns for institutions to cut financial ties with the fossil fuel industry. Imogen will talk about her work in Fossil Free and issues related to fossil fuels and she will show the kids how to take and influence action.
Today's cooking activities will be run by Nichole Fernandez, an experienced baker and cook who is passionate about teaching children to cook and enjoy healthy food. Nichole will teach with a theme of Waste Not, Want Not. Kids will use Selwyn College's food-tech kitchens to cook healthy meals for people in need including meatloaf with vegetables, chicken puffs and fairy cakes. In addition to learning preparation and cooking, they will also learn about food waste. The prepared meals will be collected by the Salvation Army to be given to families in need.
Speaker to be confirmed.
The Friday session is designed for and limited only to kids who have attended at least one of the other days, Monday to Thursday.
This last day of the week-long programme will bring together what each child has experienced and learned over the past four days. Activities are designed to stimulate reflection and discussion about how each participant may continue to take positive action in their communities, do for others and contribute to causes that are important to them in the future and throughout their lives.
To support such lifelong values and behaviours, programme facilitators will introduce topics such as, how to learn about people who are different from you while engaging them with respect and empathy, or how doing for others may be the best way to feel good about yourself.
Each participant will create something about the social or environmental cause that they are most passionate about, including reference to what they hope to do after the programme and in the future. With support from course facilitators, they may write a poem, story or speech; or craft an artwork or another form of expression. We will get together in a group and they may choose to share their creative work and what it means.