Omokoroa students creativity on show

Students at Omokoroa No 1 work on their creations. Image: Supplied.

Omokoroa students will be showcasing their artistic creations on the afternoon of Saturday, July 27, after working on ideas for the new Omokoroa domain playground.

Omokoroa No 1, Omokoroa Point, Pahoia, Whakamarama and Te Puna schools have been involved in the playground design project, which is being led by the Western Bay of Plenty District Council, with assistance from Pirirakau Hapu, the local Tangata Whenua.

The new playground is part of the Omokoroa Domain and Esplanade revamp. The students have come up with all sorts of ideas, including crafted pieces which will be on display at the Omokoroa Boat Club from 1pm until 3pm.

Council’s project leader Scott Parker and his team visited the schools during the past term to see how their designs were turning into playground designs, and teachers have been working with their students on all sorts of design ideas and crafts.

"I'm impressed with the enthusiasm and clever ideas the students have created," says the council’s consultant landscape architect Tim Lander.

“Some are written, some are drawn designs and others are pieces of crafted artwork.”

The schools will have display tables and walls at the showcase event to exhibit their works for the wider community to view.

Once completed, the playground aims to create a destination feature within the large open space of the domain.

Construction of the playground is expected to start later on in the year.

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