The 2019 Ngārimu and 28th Māori Battalion Competition for Schools

The Ngārimu VC and 28th (Māori) Battalion Memorial Scholarship Fund Board will be running a new look Ngārimu and 28th Māori Battalion Competition for schools in 2019.

The competition was previously known as the Ngārimu Essay Competition.

Recognising the many new opportunities for creative expression, the 2019 challenge will not be limited to written essay entries.

Students may alternatively prepare a short video (for example a documentary or short film), an artistic piece or other product that communicates and personifies the leadership qualities and sacrifices of the 28th Māori Battalion.

While anyone can enter, the competition will be aimed at Māori students ranging from year 8 to 13.

In anticipation of students being interested in entering this competition, teachers, schools and kura may want to include learning opportunities about the 28th Māori Battalion in their curriculum planning for Term 2, 2019.

Information and materials to assist with this can be found at the 28th Māori battalion website.

28th Māori Battalion website (external link)

Further details about the competition will be provided in late February 2019.



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