High quality heritage contest entries knock judges’ socks off
The Puketapapa: Our People, Our Place, Our History competition brought Puketapapa/Mt Roskill’s heritage to life and generated thought provoking entries from young artists, researchers and poets.
The school’s competition was run by the Puketapapa Local Board and heritage spokesman Michael Wood says members were hugely impressed by the quality of the entries. The three categories were: Art It! – a piece of visual artwork based on a heritage feature
Write It! – a piece of poetry that relates and refers to the community and its history
Research It! – research and present a project about Sir John Logan Campbell.
‘‘The entries demonstrated a high level of interest and inquiry into our local heritage, which was the aim of the competition,’’ Mr Wood says.
‘‘As such the competition was successful and we hope to build on it next year by encouraging more students to become involved.’’
Mr Wood says the students and parents valued the opportunity to learn about the unique local history of the community.
that Roskill’s history has been a little neglected over the years and that there needs to be more focus on it.’’
An entry that attracted particular attention from judges was Sarah Prekumar’s poem Mind of a Refugee.
‘‘This poem spoke to the place of Mt Roskill as a home to people from around the globe, where acceptance, opportunities and a sense of self can be found. It was beautifully and thoughtfully expressed.’’
Go to centralleader.co.nz and click on Latest Edition to read the winning poems.