Kiwis’ adventure a learning tool
The holiday season is quickly approaching and a new children’s book could be in stores to help ease the strain of travel boredom.
Putaruru College students Ana Paterson and Katy Hendrikse started Kiwi Explorers and are in the process of creating a children’s educational book called Kippa the Kiwi’s Aotearoa Adventure.
‘‘ The plan is to get it published even though we haven’t managed to get it published this year because it is such a huge project,’’ Katy said. ‘‘ We are hoping to partner with a publishing company and carry it on through our university years.’’
‘‘We came up with the idea of an educational children’s book depicting a journey though New Zealand. We looked around and we wanted to do something that filled a social need but we wanted to make a profit as well.’’
The pair noticed a gap in the average New Zealander’s general knowledge and are using the book to start filling that gap from a young age.
The idea came about during the Lions Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme where they had to create a product and market business ideas.
Ana says they were required to create their own business plan at the start of the year and meet deadlines throughout the year.
The book will include a combination of fun, easy-to-read rhymes as well as facts and illustrations and is targeted towards primary school-aged children.
KIWIANA: Putaruru College students Ana Paterson (left) and Katy Hendrikse have created their own business and are developing an educational children’s book called Kippa the Kiwi’s Aotearoa Adventure.