Learning from the rain, the lights and other things

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Great to read Shelby’s story in the ODT today.

Here is a sample if you didn’t see it, read the rest here. Read more from Cromwell College here and here.

You’re supposed to be able to tell a lot about someone from the way they react to a rainy day or tangled Christmas tree lights.We’ve never had to deal with the lights, but you’re always on edge when it rains; you can’t sit still for long and you keep peeking through the curtains to see if it’s stopped, even though we can still hear it drumming against the roof.

You told me once that when you were little, you would stay up all night when it rained because you couldn’t get to sleep, and I told you that when I was little I thought I could hear the rain singing and little fingers tapping in time on my window, and my mind stopped spinning.

Cromwell Mural – Past, Present and Future

We had a trip downtown today to be at the unveiling of the mural: ‘Cromwell’s Past, Present and Future’. This award-winning mural is now finished and represents Cromwell’s shared ideas about what it thinks makes living and visiting here so unique and special.

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Public artist Andrew Price led the mural project with support from the Cromwell & District Community Trust. Last year students from10C students helped to focus and to co-create the mural with Andrew.

In order to effectively depict Cromwell’s current identity the students conducted video interviews with members of our local community to learn what and who has made (and makes) Cromwell so special. Videos of all interviewees have been digitally archived and are available for watching on www.memorybank.co.nz , the town’s digital record.

The mural looks great and for all that hard work, the students deserved a treat!

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