Pataka wins $50k to help kids

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Pataka has won a govern­ment con­tract worth more than $50,000 to help chil­dren learn out­side the class­room. National MP Hekia Parata, who will con­test the Mana elec­torate at the up­com­ing elec­tion, was thrilled with the de­ci­sion, say­ing Pataka is ‘‘a won­der­ful fa­cil­ity’’ chil­dren will ben­e­fit from vis­it­ing. ‘‘The Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion awards Learn­ing Ex­pe­ri­ences Out­side the Class­room con­tracts to or­gan­i­sa­tions, such as Pataka, to help sub­sidise the cost of stu­dents vis­it­ing. It is a great op­por­tu­nity for chil­dren to get hands-on, real-life ed­u­ca­tional ex­pe­ri­ences that will boost their learn­ing and help them de­velop new in­ter­ests and skills.’’ More than 450,000 stu­dents are tak­ing part in LEOTC vis­its na­tion­wide this year, with the sup­port of the Govern­ment’s an­nual in­vest­ment of about $5 mil­lion. The suc­cess­ful providers of­fer a range of learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ences, from mu­se­ums and art gal­leries to per­form­ing arts, me­dia pro­duc­tion and en­vi­ron­men­tal ed­u­ca­tion.

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