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Nga taonga Takaro. Let's play!

Organised by Riverside Education

Traditional Maori Games with Wiremu Sarich

Formal Workshop Session for adults only 'Learning through play'

Saturday, 15th February, 10am - 11am, $20 per participant

Guided Play Session for everyone

Saturday, 15th February, 11am - 1pm, $5 per child

At Riverside

To register, please contact Tanja: education@riverside.org.nz

We are very excited to be able to offer a workshop and play session with Wiremu Sarich. Both workshop and play session are completely interactive and guaranteed to draw out the creative potential and collective experiences of all participants.

Adults will first learn about the basic concepts and principles behind traditional Maori games and learn some of hte game rules, then help Wiremu set up and run the play session with any kids that attend.

Wiremu Sarich is a Youth Educator working at Te Oranga for Te Runanga o Te Rarawa in Kaitaia. Wiremu has been utilizing Nga Taonga Takaro (traditional Maori games/past times) to promote healthy activity in schools throughout Muriwhenua from North Hokianga to Te Kao. For the past few years, Wiremu has been developing a new initiative which draws on the same principals and pedagogies inherent in Nga Taonga Takaro he calls "Ako" (to learn, to teach or instruct).

Ako is a group activity derived from the Maori concept of reciprocal learning (ako atu. ako mai). Ako activities/games are specifically designed toward the enhancement of the three core principals: 1 communication, 2 co-operation and 3 co-ordination. Ako has a virtually limitless potential as an educational tool for teachers and students alike - and it is so much fun!

This workshop is proudly sponsored by Riverside Community Trust.

Maori Games at Riverside Poster

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