We managed to finish our recycled books, 'library korowai' in time for Matariki, and it has caused a bit of a stir. It was a great collaborative activity, with he students proud of the 'feathers' they made to create this little art piece.
It was also a great way to repurpose those sad books that have been withdrawn - this way they live again!
World Refugee Day is nearly upon us (20 June) and sadly, there are more refugees in the world today than ever before. We've created a few posters to help publicise this special day, and hope it helps raise awareness of the plight of millions of people displaced around the globe.
If you need a resource to really spark conversation, Warsan Shire's poem 'Home' is a brilliant, shocking, sad and utterly memorable. Visit her online, or if you need a copy of the poem directly, please follow HERE
A rendition of the poem is also available on Youtube:
It is so much fun in the lead up to Matariki. We have a little desk display with a mini kahu huruhuru to inspire the students, as well as our interactive, 'join in' display going full steam ahead. I guess the next thing will be to assemble the cloak with the paper feathers. Should be a lot of fun!
So very much looking forward to another year of Matariki celebrations this month. It is such a wonderful time for food, friends, memories and future plans.
We are celebrating here in the library, with a collaborative, hands-on display/activity. The aim is to create a permanent kahu huruhuru for the library, but instead of using more traditional methods and bird feathers, we are going to make it out of paper feathers. The paper, will of course, be from our withdrawn library books, so that they may get a new life as works of art.
The templates have been made up, pages torn out, and paper feathers have already been started to help get the momentum going.