QR codes make a gift of school history

Year six students leave an online gift for their school.

Year six students leave an online gift for their school.

TOTEMLLY AWESOME: From left Jack Willock, Sasha Fergus, Leticia Windsor, Jessie Kapene, Brianna Bentley, Lucy Morrison and Claudia Shanks pose next to Makauri School’s totem poles, a gift from a previous class. In between Jack and Sasha is a large QR code. When scanned by a smart device the code will take the user to a website which will tell them all about the history of the totem poles. Year six leavers have posted the QR codes around the school so visitors and students to come will have access to the school’s history online. Pictures by Paul Rickard
Makauri students Zach Hall, Holly Flyger and Maggie Preston with one of their poles.

MAKAURI leavers have given the school the gift of history. Each year the year six class at Makauri School leaves a gift of some sort to commorate their time at the school, before moving on to intermediate. Past gifts have included a mosaic chair, totem poles and a sun dial.

This year the class decided instead of a physical gift, they would leave an online legacy. Dotted around the school, visitors will now find large QR codes next to every previous gift.

When scanned by a smart device, each QR code hops to a website made by the students, that tells the story of the gift and the class that left it.

Lucy Morrison, 11, said she and her classmates thought preserving the stories of Makauri’s past students was a great idea.

“We thought we would tell the story behind each gift so that we did not loose the history of the school.”

Year six teacher Tim Kirkpatrick said the class had already learned how to make webistes as part of their e-learning.

“Making the QR codes and webistes was easy to do. The hard part was getting hold of old students but they did it.”

MAKAURI leavers have given the school the gift of history. Each year the year six class at Makauri School leaves a gift of some sort to commorate their time at the school, before moving on to intermediate. Past gifts have included a mosaic chair, totem poles and a sun dial.

This year the class decided instead of a physical gift, they would leave an online legacy. Dotted around the school, visitors will now find large QR codes next to every previous gift.

When scanned by a smart device, each QR code hops to a website made by the students, that tells the story of the gift and the class that left it.

Lucy Morrison, 11, said she and her classmates thought preserving the stories of Makauri’s past students was a great idea.

“We thought we would tell the story behind each gift so that we did not loose the history of the school.”

Year six teacher Tim Kirkpatrick said the class had already learned how to make webistes as part of their e-learning.

“Making the QR codes and webistes was easy to do. The hard part was getting hold of old students but they did it.”

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