Learning from the past

It was meant to be an academic research project looking at the portrayal of the Anzac legend in New Zealand schools but soon became much more personal.

Bugs breathe life into school

Horsham Downs School won a $10,000 grant to build an outdoor classroom surrounded by bush. L-R Jorja Wilson (6), Lewis Bennett (7), Ruud Kleinpaste (bug man) and Chloe Lamb (6).

"The bugman" paid a visit to a Hamilton school for their Treemendous School Makeover.

Playgrounds are too PC

Do kids learn more from junk than modern playgrounds? Oliver Donnellan, 3, plays at the playground at the old Kendal School site, but he prefers junk at home.

Children can learn more from a collection of old tyres and tin cans than from a perfectly manicured, politically correct playground.

Ebooks fill special needs gap

Off the Page founders Rosemary Emery, left, and Anne Russell.

Ebooks for teens with learning disabilities filling gap in market.

Sacrificing holidays to study video

Secondary school students Dan Naulivou, 17, Chelsea Martin, 17 and Keelan Clark, 17 outside the NZX in Auckland during the second to last day of their Massey Business Boot Camp.

Students embrace week of rigorous business boot camp.

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