IPU hosts science workshop inspired by Māori legends
Massey University's Pūhoro science, technology, engineering and maths academy, held a young Māori minds session for more than 150 teenagers at IPU New Zealand on Friday.
The students did six challenges related to different Māori legends. One legend was the battle between Māui and the sun, which tells the tale of Māui slowing down the sun to make the days longer. The day was part of the Āmua Ao programme, an initiative to raise Māori participation and achievement in the areas of science, technology, engineering and maths, led by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority and Pūhoro.
The event was managed by our Rec Centre staff and was a huge success for all involved.