NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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St Peter's College and College Jacques Monod, France, will commemorate the beginning of the Western Front war with readings from letters, poetry, and singing. 1 July 2016, 11 am-12 pm. 

Topics: Somme, Schools, Education Audience: Teachers, French community, British community, School students Located in: New Zealand, France, Auckland

A yearlong project completed as part of Outram School’s Allen Centre extension programme had students creating a precise three-dimensional diorama of the Anzac Cove landscape throughout 2015.

Topics: Schools, Gallipoli, Dioramas Audience: Students, Teachers, primary schools Located in: New Zealand, Mosgiel

Obtainment of Conservation Plan/Condition Report for the repair and preservation of The Shrine World War One Memorial situated at Christchurch Boys' High School.

Topics: Memorials and Monuments, Heritage sites, Schools, conservation, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: Schools, veterans, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch

The Minister of Veterans' Affairs, Hon. Craig Foss is sponsoring a competition for year 13 students attending a secondary school in New Zealand.

Topics: Passchendaele, Competitions, Schools Audience: Students, School students
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Students and teachers from five schools will present projects created as part of the French/NZ Shared Histories programme at Wellington's National Library on 12 June 2015.

Topics: Education, Schools, France, Events Audience: School students, Students, Teachers Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Author and illustrator Michelle O'Connell will visit Fernridge, Douglas Park and Lakeview School to read her book, Leaving for The Front and to make poppy wreaths for Anzac Day with each class.

Topics: Re-enactments, Creative Projects, Schools, memorial, Commemorations Audience: Teachers, primary school children Located in: New Zealand, Masterton
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A display organised by the Wellington Southern Bays Historical Society and four local primary schools. The display will be held in the Island Bay Community Centre from 28 April to 2 May 2015.

Topics: Memorials, displays, Events, Schools Audience: General, children, School children, Teachers Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Maheno School Year 7 & 8 students are travelling to Fraser Island to the wreck site of the NZ hospital ship Maheno for Anzac Day 2015 commemorations.

Topics: Schools, Hospital ships, Commemorative events, Overseas Audience: School children, Teachers, Historians of health and medicine