Springbank School creates Project Island Song costumes
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IntroductionThree Year Nine Springbank School students have created three larger-than-life size animal and bird costumes to help Project Island Song.
Date: 20 December 2010
Three Year Nine Springbank School students have created three larger-than-life size animal and bird costumes to help Project Island Song.
Kiwi – Hannah Jull, Tui – Ricci Lang,
Rat – Alex Horsman
Ricci Lang, Hannah Jull and Alex Horsman worked with Lynette Knight (a Springbank School parent) to produce three realistic costumes: a tui, rat and kiwi all for less than $200.
The project was part of Springbank School’s BP Community Enterprise Programme.
Ricci said, “The most challenging part of the project for me was the experience of doing this project completely outside of school.”
While Hannah enjoyed working as part of a team, Alex found the best part of the project was “Talking to and finding people to do the stuff we needed – such as the sewer, raising the money and getting the right material.”
All three girls designed the costumes, which have already been worn in the Kerikeri and Paihia Christmas parades.
Helen Ough Dealy (Community Relations Ranger, Bay of Islands Area Office, DOC) says, “The girls did really well. They took a very broad concept – to create some costumes which could be used to promote the pest-free islands of the eastern Bay of Islands – Project Island Song) and met the brief. There is a good chance these costumes will now be used by the Department of Conservation and other groups in different venues and occasions right across the North.”