Hands On History
Inside Wellington’s Old St Paul’s Church, pupils from Christchurch’s Cashmere Primary School discover clues tucked away under the pews or wonder about the mystery of a carved head only recently discovered. This is all part of a hands on history programme for schools designed by Gisborne’s Te Unga Mai Trust.
A symbol traced (Courtesy Heritage Connections, Te Unga Mai Trust)
The church contains secrets and symbols which reveal how it has kept pace with the Capital’s changing environment. It was built as part of Pipitea Pa but now it is embedded in a heritage landscape only a stone’s throw from parliament.
A Wellington puzzle (Courtesy Heritage Connections, Te Unga Mai Trust)
Spectrum’s Jack Perkins follows youngsters in their last year of intermediate as they piece together the history and significance an old wooden gothic cathedral.