Look Through Our Eyes By Ahuroa School

About Look Through Our Eyes

Project 2013-04-26 08:43:10 +1200

Our Project

If you've made it this far, you've already seen our project video.  Impressive huh? Well, we can assure you - they are even better up close!

We are a primary school aged photography club.  We are aged between 7 and 11 years old and have been working hard for the last nine months.  Last term we held our very first exhibition at our school.  Everybody LOVED it!  In fact, it's fair to say - they were BLOWN AWAY by it, and even that's an understatement! 

Somebody loved it so much, that, only one day after our exhibition finished, they invited us to exhibit during the Auckland Festival of Photography in June 2013.  That's only one month away!!

The Estuary Arts Gallery in Orewa has offered us the top floor for one whole month! Woohoo!!

We are really excited, but also a bit apprehensive!

The gallery has offered us the space for half price, but we still need to pay for printing and exhibiting our photos - and we want it to look really cool.  We might not be professionals, but we are starting to understand about taking pride in our work!

You can view all our photos from our 'Look Through Our Eyes' first exhibition at http://www.flickr.com/photos/ahuroaphotographyclub/ or, if you're on Facebook, at http://www.facebook.com/ahuroa.schl under our photo albums.

Our digital learning journal (our blog) has had nearly 3000 hits and is well worth a look! http://www.ahuroaphotography.blogspot.co.nz


Thank you all - you seriously rock just for thinking about helping us!!

Ahuroa School Photography Club


Now for some emotive mushy stuff from our club leader...

Kia Ora 

I have been very privileged to witness these kids dedication, commitment, enthusiasm, willingness to learn and take 'creative advice.' As their first exhibition approached I experienced their excitement, nervousness, more excitement, more nervousness alongside with them.  To see their absolute joy and pride when they saw how much everyone obviously loved what they had produced was priceless.  Any opportunity that is going to further nurture and develop their talent, passion, enthusiasm and self esteem, is going to be grabbed, and we will do our very best to make sure we can make that opportunity possible for them! 

Lets hope the rest of NZ feels the same way!!

Theressa


REWARD LINKS

To view all our first exhibition photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ahuroaphotographyclub/  Each photo has a number for easy referencing and choosing! 

Cally Whitham Fine Art Photography  www.cally.co.nz

Cracked Ink Scribbles eg's can be viewed at http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=584847367&ed=true or visit Simon's website http://www.crackedink.com




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Learning Through Discovery

As part of being innovative, setting the example of being a leader, not a follower, and to grow and nurture passion, 9 months ago we set up afternoon clubs to provide opportunities for children to explore their interests under the leadership of passionate and talented teachers, parents and community.

Our aim is to blur, and ultimately remove, the perceived constraints surrounding children's learning, by creating very strong school, home and community relationships, and making full use of the skills and resources available in our wider community and beyond. 

Every afternoon Monday - Thursday kids take part in afternoon clubs, then every Friday is Discovery Learning Day, where children are given the day to learn 'outside' the constraints of the 'typical' classroom to expand their learning and explore their 'passions' further.  

http://www.ahuroa.school.nz/Ahuroa_School/Clubs.html



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      Stunning 6x8 Print

      One 6x8 print, of your choice, from our first exhibition, free postage within NZ. (Printed on commercial laser printer 1200dpi, 300gsm gloss card)

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      A Thank You Shout Out

      A thank you shout out on Twitter (@AhuroaSchool) or Facebook (Ahuroa School) to let the world know how totally awesome you are!

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      Just Because...

      Just because you are awesome!

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      One A4 sized print, from our first exhibition. Personally signed by the photographer, posted right to your NZ door! (Printed on commercial laser printer 1200dpi, 300gsm gloss card)

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      Just because you think we're awesome!

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      3 Beautiful 6x8 Prints

      Three 6x8 prints, of your choice, from our first exhibition, posted right to your NZ door! (Printed on commercial laser printer 1200dpi, 300gsm gloss card)

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      Theme of the Week

      You choose the ‘Theme of the Week’ for our Photography Club (subject to approval). We’ll post pics on our Facebook page and our blog for you to view.

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      Virtual Tour Opening Night

      "Virtual Tour" of our Exhibition on Opening Night, loaded to YouTube, link shared only with you (and possibly 9 others!)

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      Nine 6x8 sized prints, of your choice, from our first exhibition, free postage within NZ! See how easy we're making this for you! (Printed on commercial laser printer 1200dpi, 300gsm gloss card)

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      You choose the Theme!

      Three A4 sized, original, one-of-a-kind prints, you choose the theme! Yep, posted right to your NZ door (or somebody else’s NZ door!!)

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      Just Because....

      Just because of our mutual “your awesome” feelings...

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      Cracked Ink Scribbles

      3 x original Cracked Ink ‘Scribbles’ from very cool local graffiti artist Simon Ormerod. (For links see the bottom of our project description page.)

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      Just Because...

      Just because you really are SERIOUSLY awesome!!

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      Cally Whitham Fine Art

      One stunning Cally Whitham 8x12 fine art print of your choice from her website www.cally.co.nz

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      Sponsorship

      A prominent A4 sized, full colour, acknowledgment of your support, displayed during our exhibition, a big thank you shout out on Twitter every week of our exhibition (for your obvious awesomeness), 10 A4 prints of your choice, from our exhibition (yep, posted to your NZ door) and a virtual tour of opening night posted on YouTube, private link sent to you and just a few others!).

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      You're a Business!

      Just because we rock, and you’re a business so you could right off your donation...which doesn’t mean we’re not going to think you rock too!!

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      A prominent A3 sized, full colour, acknowledgement of your support, displayed during our exhibition, a massive thank you shout out on Twitter, every day of our exhibition, and 10 A4 prints of your choice from our exhibition (do I even need to say it?? You TOTALLY ROCK!!) and a virtual tour of opening night posted on YouTube, private link sent to you (and possibly about 10 others!)

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      A prominent A3 sized, full colour, acknowledgement of your support, displayed during our exhibition, a bigger than ginormous thank you shout out on Twitter, every day for the next 3 months, 10 A4 prints of your choice, a 2014 Calendar featuring prints from our exhibition and a virtual tour of opening night posted on YouTube, private link sent to you (and a maybe few others) (there are seriously no more words...)