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Summary Page: Spirit of Adventure: exploring hauora during an inspirational sailing adventure
Term 1 starting 20 February 2018.

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A 2018 trip.

On this field trip you will join 30 specially-chosen students and their 10 buddies on the 45m, three-masted barquentine Spirit of New Zealand! You will be part of a team to help sail the ship on this special Inspiration Voyage.

It is difficult enough being part of a team this big and learning to sail a ship of this size, but all these students have physical challenges that make everything harder. What you will experience will inspire you - maybe to challenge yourself or maybe to help others.

Activities during this field trip include:

  • building self-confidence by climbing the mast and swimming alongside the ship
  • developing leadership skills while putting up the big sails
  • communicating with new people to help prepare a meal
  • learning to be resilient by cleaning the ship
  • working in teams to raft ashore
  • dealing with close confines
  • learning new skills by sailing small boats

Sounds like plenty! Enrol now.

To prepare for this field trip, LEARNZ content will support inquiry into:

  • sailing
  • adventure and hauora (Taha wairua / spiritual well-being; taha hinengaro / mental and emotional well-being; taha tinana / physical well-being; and taha whānau / social well-being)
  • seeking and embracing challenges
  • having fun and finding your spirit
  • the Outdoors and the Sea as places to learn and develop skills
  • sailing ships
  • navigation
  • sailing terms and ideas
  • the field trip location - Auckland, City of Sails

During this field trip you will:

  • see Shelley's tweets on twitter
  • meet the skipper, the professional crew of the sailing ship and the support people
  • meet some of the 30 young people and their buddies who will be onboard the sailing ship
  • explore the roles of crew members and buddies and how they have trained and prepared themselves for this adventure
  • be inducted onto the sailing ship
  • go over the plans, preparations and challenges of the voyage
  • live with everyone onboard - prepare meals, sail the ship, do a stint on night watch, take part in challenges, do chores, keep clean, and maintain physical health
  • trim the sails and steer the ship on full day voyages
  • learn about the connections between English, Māori and Pasifika language, with sailing, environment, culture and Hauora or well-being
  • spend time outdoors on an island (TBC), connecting with the environment and understanding its patterns

After the field trip, challenge yourself to:

  • go on a boat trip: observe the roles of the crew, inspect the design of the vessel, and find out how it is steered and navigated
  • try sailing or windsurfing and learn how to trim sails so you can run with the wind and tack into the wind
  • prepare for and go on an adventure, putting into practice what you have learnt
  • explore somewhere or something new and use observation strategies you have learnt during this field trip

Where you will go

Sailing starts and finishes in Auckland, the City of Sails.

Teacher comments about previous LEARNZ Adventure field trips

"It (the virtual field trip) allowed our students to be involved and part of something that wouldn't be attainable in a normal classroom setting. It totally enhanced my learning programme and enabled me to get support and guidance using the NZ curriculum." Pauline Craven from Whakatane High School.

"Very relevant to our Term Two inquiry about Māoritanga and how it is shared and celebrated in NZ. I use LEARNZ withy my class because I am always able to find something that suits the children's interests, and the real-life situations are so relevant and motivating." Jennifer Coyle from Edendale School, Southland.

"This field trip was perfect for our combined Māori and Health studies for Term 1. My class were able to use this at school and in their home with parents. Very satisfying to observe students personalising the learning." Isobel Huggard from Katikati College.

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More about Health and Physical Education and Hauora/Wellbeing

  • The field trip will focus on the four dimensions of hauora/wellbeing (in the context of the practical aspects and holistic approach to sailing) Taha Wairua: ​being at one with Tangaroa and the stars plus everyone in your crew. Taha Tinana: ​being physically able to handle the demands of the ocean and sailing. Taha Hinengaro: ​having the knowledge of how to sail safely and properly. Taha whanau: ​being completely as one whanau, as these are the people for whom you put your trust and life in on the water.

Learning Areas/Levels

Health and Physical Education: Personal Health and Physical Development Levels 2-5, Relationships with Other People Levels 2-5, Healthy Communities and Environments Levels 2-5; Social Studies: Place and Environment Levels 2-5, Identity, Culture and Organisation Levels 2-5, Continuity and Change Levels 2-5

  • Vision, Values, Key Competencies, Principles, Literacy and Numeracy

    By their nature, LEARNZ field trips integrate with the higher levels of the NZ Curriculum. Participation encourages development of the Key Competencies around Thinking, Using language, symbols and text, Managing self, Relating to others, and Participating and contributing. Teachers indicate this in testimonials. LEARNZ field trips have support and activities for Literacy, with opportunities to develop skills in Listening, Reading and Viewing and in Speaking, Writing and Presenting. More about LEARNZ as a Reading Resource and student writing opportunities with LEARNZ. Select LEARNZ field trips have support and activities for Numeracy, encouraging the development of skills in Number and Algebra, in Statistics and in Geometry and Measurement.

  • ESOL

    As well as providing visual and audio material and access to real experiences, LEARNZ links well to ESOL Principles, especially Principle 3 Maintain and make explicit the same learning outcomes for all the learners. How can I make the lesson comprehensible to all students? How can I plan the learning tasks so that all the students are actively involved? Do my students understand the learning outcomes? Principle 4 Begin with context embedded tasks which make the abstract concrete. How can I put these concepts into a concrete context?

  • What's in a Field Trip

    Every LEARNZ field trip has its own newly-built, self-contained web site ready for integration into your teaching and learning programme. Teacher Support has curriculum integration, resources, newsletters, support and evaluation. Prepare Students provides opportunities for student inquiry on two sets of image-rich background pages at reading levels 2 years apart, (students can click to have those pages read to them out loud), online interactive and other activities to check students' understanding, and a glossary. During the field trip there are daily additions such as a diary, video clips, profiles of the experts (ideal careers education), a photo gallery, live tweets on twitter, and ambassador (mascot) page updates. Live web conferences on our enterprise-level Zoom platform scales to enable multiple teachers to manage students putting prepared and spontaneous questions to experts (recorded for replay). After the field trip, teachers are encouraged to take further action with their class in the community or to go on a related field trip, or to invite a guest speaker, or to present what they have learned to a school assembly or wider group. Teachers also fill in an online evaluation (more about reflective practice), the field trip prize winner is drawn, and the final newsletter is sent. Content remains online for continued use.

  • How teachers use LEARNZ

    View some of over 1,000 teacher comments in testimonials. There are two main ways teachers use a LEARNZ virtual field trip with their class. Firstly, a LEARNZ field trip is ideally an immersive, engaging, synchronous, online learning experience with real-time components and a myriad of opportunities for teachers and students. Secondly, and less ideal but still effective, a LEARNZ field trip can be used as a retrospective experience where the resources such as photos, text, activities, videos and audioconferences/web conferences comprise a unique collection of authentic, contemporary New Zealand teaching and learning material.

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