It is always exciting to get groups of BLENNZ learners together to work on BLENNZ Curriculum skills. Groups of learners came into BLENNZ Taranaki for an Art day and a Science, Art and Craft day, with a focus on social skills, life skills and communication.
The Art day was around the work of Austrian born New Zealand artist Friedrich Hundertwasser, and the learners aged between 10 – 12 years produced some wonderfully detailed art works.
The Science, Art and Craft day at BLENNZ involved akonga designing and painting their own Christmas pots to hold Christmas treats including a hand painted decoration for their Christmas tree. They made fruit kebabs for morning tea and had time to socialise together followed by two learners leading the group to make fluffy colourful slime. This activity appealed to all involved, including staff. There was lots of laughter and sharing of slime capabilities – some even managed interesting sounds.
This year BLENNZ is thrilled to welcome Kay Hood as the new Manager.