Book launch celebrates student creativity at one of Aotearoa's largest Chinese schools

Read NZ Te Pou Muramura has published an article (on 4 March 2024) titled 'Book launch celebrates student creativity at one of Aotearoa’s largest Chinese schools', available here. Excerpts from the article follow:

The latest Read NZ Te Pou Muramura Writers in Communities project sees Rewi Alley Chinese School students tell their stories in ‘Tangram Tales’.

Saturday March 4 saw the Rewi Alley Chinese School community — students, staff and whānau from the South Island’s largest Chinese school — gather to celebrate their creative endeavours with readings, performances, and more as Tangram Tales is officially launched.

The colourful book, designed on the premise of a tangram (a Chinese dissection puzzle), contains the original art, poetry and stories of twenty young Chinese artists aged 8 to 13.

“Tangram Tales highlights the creativity and imagination of children,” says Rewi Alley Principal David Lemon. “I was struck by the insightfulness of the stories as well as the emotions expressed in some of the stories.”

The book is the result of a project initiated by the Ministry of Education’s Reading Together® Te Pānui Ngātahi programme and coordinated by Read NZ Te Pou Muramura. ...

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Posted: Monday 11 March 2024