Kite Building for Matariki
As our Matariki project this year we have been making kites. Maori sometimes flew kites during Matariki as a way of connecting with the heavens, thinking about and remembering the Tipuna who have gone before us.
We spent the last two days making the kites. First of all we learnt about the principles of flight: Lift vs Gravity, Thrust vs Drag and we have tried to keep these ideas in mind as we designed and built. Great energy has gone into the project.
Making a Manu Tukutuku.
Today we will find out if they fly! Fingers crossed!