Havelock North Primary School taking on the wool crisis through education

March 16, 2022

By Maddisyn Jeffares

An interactive educational opportunity for students might be the way to help New Zealand with its growing wool crisis.

The Wool In Schools programme works with primary, intermediate, and secondary schools.

Schools can register for The Wool Shed, filled with interactive tools to educate kids on wool qualities and processes, for up to two weeks at a time.

The sheds are two converted shipping containers, one for the North Island and one for the South Island, free for school use.

The North Island container has spent the last two weeks at Havelock North Primary School teaching about 250 students about New Zealand wool.

Rebecca Northe, a teacher who has been overseeing the Wool Shed programme, said the school expressed interest in having access to The Wool Shed in 2021 and went on the waiting list.

“Schools struggle to resource all areas of learning effectively to ensure students have a greater understanding of the world they live in.”


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