Monthly Archives: March 2010

Sad goodbyes

Finally it was time to say goodbye to Nelson. At the airport there were lots of tears, hugs, and tissues before we finally left. We had a smooth flight home, and arrived to be met by family and friends…

Thanks Nelson for having us! We all miss it, and want to return again! Especially to everyone at NMIT, you made us so much at home, we felt like family! Hope you’re missing us too…

Day 27 – Farewell

Today all the students finished their classes at NMIT and spent the afternoon preparing for the farewell ceremony. This was held in the students’ centre, and featured speeches by John Hitchcock and Claire Keanes, presentations of diplomas, and then a series of presentations and songs by the students. We finished with a potluck dinner, with dishes supplied by staff, host families, and students.

Day 26 – Pottery class

Today was our final activity – taking part in a pottery class at a local potters’ group. The students had a chance to create a clay pot, decorate a piece of pottery, and some had a chance to use a pottery wheel. Lots of fun, and a great chance to learn a new craft.

Day 25 – World of Wearable Art & Classic Cars

A few photos from our visit to the World of Wearable Art Museum & Classic Cars [see website].

Days 21-22 – Wellington

Wellington was a chance for the students to explore, shop, eat, and meet people on their own. For 2 days, they explored New Zealand’s capital city.