The Summer Learning Passport which was run through the Christmas school holidays for children in the Bream Bay area (or visiting Bream Bay) was a great success. There were over 300 individual entries and an estimated 100 children that took part by completing the fun activities.
The feedback was overwhelmingly positive and parents really got behind the idea. For some, the passport gave them ideas of things to fill in time during the holidays, many Grandparents found it useful in this way. Some new families in the area commented that it introduced them to new places that they didn’t know they could visit, for example the Oil Refinery visitors centre. One local from One Tree Point had lived in Bream Bay for 16 years and had never visited the Waipu Museum until he took his Granddaughter as part of the Summer Learning Passport.
Below are some photos taken during the holidays of children participating. Prizes were drawn by Snr Constable Mark Stuart – Ruakaka Police at the Ruakaka Library on 7th February. The prizes were presented to children at assemblies at OTP Primary, Ruakaka Primary and Waipu Schools. Scroll to the top of this article for to download a full list of winners.