tuwhiri in schools
uncovering new paths for rangatahi
The Tuwhiri in Schools project is our commitment to help young people find their way into creative tech careers and bring their unique, sometimes under-heard, voices into this exciting industry.
Students test out Tamaki College student Fereti Hala's creations in Augmented Reality
how it works
We work with teachers and mana whenua to cater our design courses to their unique student cohort and teaching environment.
Students learn to:
Care for historical stories and knowledge
Understand their audiences
Develop ideas through iterative process
Communicate ideas through in-game art content design
Understand how their art is used in the production pipeline
Optional learning areas:
Classical mixed media 2D art
Visual effects design
Constructing art in digital tools
Constructing game scenes in digital tools
"Tuwhiri in Schools gave our tamariki a chance to explore our local stories using modern creative-technology industry practices."
- Steve Matthews, Waterlea Primary School Teacher
Pictured: Steve and his Waterlea Primary School class doing a site visit to plan their Augmented Reality experience
ARA Journeys would like to acknowledge the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Culture and Heritage, and CORE Education for funding and support through the Creatives in Schools Fund.
We also thank the students, whānau, mana whenua, iwi, story kaitiaki, schools, and school staff – especially the teachers – that have help us breathe life into the Tuwhiri in Schools project.