Oakura School Students are an Observant Lot!

Published September 11, 2013

A multitude of talents were displayed by Oakura year 7 and 8 students who entered the annual Fonterra Science and Technology Fair held from the 5th to 7th August.

The areas that our students entered were: Observational Drawing (Native New Zealand leaves), Photography (land forms) and a Cover Poster.

The students spent many weeks preparing their leaf drawings during art time. They learnt to scale their drawings and use hatching instead of shading to create effect. The photography and cover poster were completed during homework time.

Congratulations to the students who received a placing or a merit award: Observational Drawing: Hayden Benton (Merit yr 8), Saskia Butland (Merit yr 8), Mark Huitema (First Place yr 8), Kate Kahu (Merit yr 7), Finn van Bergen (First Place yr 7) Charlie Waite (Second Place yr 7), Portia Roper (Merit yr 7)

Advertising Poster: Felix Ferris (Merit yr 8) and Jade Williams (Second Place yr 7).

Photographic Section “Taranaki Perfect”: Sam Barbour (Merit yr 7, “Cliffs and Paritutu Rock”: Portia Roper (Second Place yr7). These are the best results we have ever achieved in this fair.

By Tessa Keenan (aged 12) and Siani Tran-Lawrence (aged 13).