Take a journey through time to see how the quarry was formed over millions of years. Discover how basalt has been a key component in building early Christchurch.
Explore the local wetland environment, learn how local iwi have traditionally used resources, and discover how we can all protect and enjoy our regional parks today.
|Year level||7 to 10
(Adapted programme available for Year 5 and 6 on request)
|Curriculum level||1 to 4|
|Availability||All year round|
|Times||9.30am to 12noon or 12.15pm to 2.30pm|
|Site||Halswell Quarry Park|
|Number of students||Maximum of 35|
For more information contact 03 366 9429 ext 804. Alternatively contact Heritage New Zealand for an educational heritage pack email@example.com.
Geological change, volcanism, Māori worldview, heritage, infrastructure, sustainability, governance, active citizenship.
At Halswell Quarry students explore the heritage of Christchurch buildings (Arts Centre, Canterbury Museum, Christ's College) and are then taken on a journey to understand how the quarry and the park was formed.
Students will visit the quarry rock face before taking part in an interactive activity to help them identify different rock types and their uses in the Canterbury region. Students will then engage in the process of democratic decision making where they take on different stakeholders in the community (iwi, mountain bikers, property developers, etc.) to present a deputation at a Council meeting.
Students may be able to:
"Great enthusiasm from educators; informative, well-planned, organised, and at children’s level" – Teacher, Year 5.