In association with Toitu, the other “half” of Rosebank school visited the museum today. Tom and John took the kids through the various exhibits, but the traction engine, the steam roller, and the face shovel were voted favourites. Team talk before the tour. The kids line up to “drive” the shovel.
A full-on day at the museum today, a near complete turnout of operations volunteers, and ending with some very TOB’S (tired old boys). Today Keith, Mack and Glynn progressed the gas engine project, Bob B. continued on the traction engine overhaul, Stan progressed the boiler feed pump restoration, Tom continued the small exhauster valve gear [...]
Another busy work day. The plumbers were on-site to attend to the roof leaks. Contractors continued work on the replacement Braemar street fence. Volunteer routine maintenance included continued machine protection work and fuel transfer. We hosted a Otago Polytech student group, who, as part of their studies, are assisting with the organisation of the up-coming [...]
A few more pictures of Hands on Science including a catch up with Sheena from Pukekohe High School whom I had the pleasure of teaching!… and a moving Bill Cowan – but a great photo effect!….Sara from the Otago Settlers Museum showing students the Fitting Shop, Ann helping with pikelets and Jessica discussing various types [...]
Tue Jan 18 @12:00 – 04:00PM Tuesday Workday / Open day University “Hands on Science” in the afternoon Sun Jan 23 @12:00 – 04:00PM Open Day 12 noon -4pm Tue Jan 25 @12:00 – 04:00PM Tuesday Workday / Open day Tue Feb 01 @12:00 – 04:00PM Tuesday Workday / Open day Sun Feb 06 @12:00 [...]
Tuesday, 23rd November 2010 68 school children from St Bernadette’s School visited the Gasworks Museum together with their teachers on Tuesday 23rd November 2010. 5 different sets of activities were set up and each session lasted 10 minutes. A loud whistle was the signal for the changeover of activities. The 5 activities were: 1. DISCOVERING [...]
A HUGE thanks to you and all the guys involved in our visit today. What a fantastic trip. The children loved it, and will be talking about it for awhile. We really appreciate the child friendly atmosphere you ALL created. … It’s our pleasure please come and visit us again.