Look Through Our Eyes By Ahuroa School

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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!!



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


The People Behind Look Through Our Eyes

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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.  



    THANK YOU!!!

    06:28AM Thu 30/05/13 on Look Through Our Eyes

    Hi all

    You guys totally ROCK!!!!

    Thank you all so much for pledging and supporting us!  Our PledgeMe project is now closed and we have, thanks to you, raised enough to cover our exhibition expenses and our cooking club's catering expenses - WOOHOO!!!  

    Our local paper ran a full page story on us, and another local paper is running a front cover story on us next week.  We're world famous in Ahuroa!

    We will be setting up our exhibition this weekend.  Opening night is next Thursday 6th June at 6pm at the Estuary Arts Centre in Orewa and you are all most welcome to come.  Entry is free.

    Please contact us when you're ready and we'll make sure you all get the rewards you so deserve! (tbutler@ahuroa.school.nz)

    This is such a fantastic opportunity and a potentially life changing experience for our kids.  We are all very excited.

    Many thanks to you all again

    Kind Regards

    Theressa Butler

    on behalf of the Ahuroa School Photography Club

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