Pizza oven on kids’ gar­den de­sign list

Waihi Leader - - News - By CAR­MEN HALL [email protected]­hileader.co.nz

A key fea­ture of the Waikino School gar­den re­design pro­ject is now a re­al­ity.

Prin­ci­pal Joanna Whe­way says ear­lier in the year se­nior stu­dents de­cided the gar­den needed a re­vamp and would be en­hanced by a pizza oven.

“It fea­tured highly on their wish­list.”

Help was en­listed from clay sculp­tor Rose Tuf­fery, who shared her mud­brick ex­per­tise with staff, par­ent vol­un­teers and stu­dents who put in the hard graft.

Joanna says the ex­pe­ri­ence meant the stu­dents learnt a lot of new skills and had fun along the way.

“They were able to see their de­sign come to life. They learnt lots of skills from sus­tain­abil­ity to re­cy­cling, mak­ing mud­bricks and us­ing clay and nat­u­ral fi­bre. Then they had to use their maths skills for ra­tios and mea­sure­ments.”

How­ever stu­dents will have to wait sev­eral weeks be­fore they can test the pizza oven.

“Hope­fully it will be able to be used in two to four weeks, de­pend­ing on how long the dry­ing process takes. It will be very ex­cit­ing for our stu­dents.

“Once it’s able to be used, our stu­dents will make piz­zas us­ing fresh pro­duce, which they grow in our school gar­dens . . . the com­plete gar­den to ta­ble ex­pe­ri­ence.”

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