Corban Estate Arts Centre

 

In Weeks 3 and 4 the Year 7&8 students went to the Corban Estate Arts Centre and we enjoyed it very much. When we got there, we got a very nice welcome from one of the Aunties and we found out that the girls sit in the front and the boys sit in the back. As we got welcomed, we were taught how to say hello in Tongan, Samoan, Fijian, Tahitian, Cook Island Māori and Hawaiian. We split into two different groups. One group did music and the other learnt how to make leis. In music, we learnt how to play the log drum and the different noises it makes, and as we all took turns using the log drum, we clapped to the beat. In the other class, we learnt about why someone gives a lei and we made leis. They are cool flower or shell necklaces, and we all made one each, which was so much fun, and there were so many colours. Then near the end of the trip, we were taught how to say goodbye in Tongan, Samoan, Fijian, Tahitian, Cook Island Māori and Hawaiian. I definitely had the best day.

 

By Paris, Y8

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