Obviously not too busy with Novopay or teaching something relevant

via Sun Live

via Sun Live

Students at a Western Bay of Plenty school were speechless when they arrived to find trailer loads of rubbish and a used car dumped on their school grounds.

Last Thursday Pahoia School teachers and Principal Marcus Norrish dumped about four trailer loads of recyclable rubbish in the courtyard of the school in a “risky” plan to get children thinking.

“We just wanted to do something to sort of make you stop and go ‘what’s going on?’ and then see what kind of direction they went with their wonderings and their thinking after that.”

The rubbish sourced from teachers’ homes and the Maleme Street Transfer Station was scattered around the school grounds at about 7am.

Marcus says children were shocked when they arrived to find their school trashed.

“They really just wandered around going ‘wow’ and started talking about what they thought might have happened.

“Some kids thought about who did it? Other kids started thinking about what would happen if we didn’t clean it up?”

A full school assembly was held after children arrived to discuss the rubbish before children headed back to their classrooms.

They weren’t told it was a set-up until just before heading home for the day.

I have a better idea.  Why don’t they burn a few classrooms down to make kids think about fire safety?  Or why not bash some of the children up to make them think about assault?


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

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