Rewi Alley was raised and educated in Canterbury, fought in the first World War in France, farmed in Taranaki in the 1920s and spent 60 years in China where he is honoured as one of five most significant foreigners. 2017 marks Rewi Alley’s 120th birthday.
To keep his memory alive and to ensure young people learn about his life and achievements, the Anniversary Coordinating committee in conjunction with the New Zealand China Friendship Society has commissioned three Units of Learning - Social Studies; History NCEA Level One (4 credits) History NCEA Level 3 (5 credits).
Social Studies and History Teachers are invited to include these units of learning in their programmes this year and in the future. They can be accessed on the History Teachers site http://www.nzta.org.nz/ and from the Aotearoa New Zealand Federation of Social Studies Associations.
A major competition for Years 7-10 and Years 11-13 will be announced shortly.
For additional Information contact: Margaret Austin. Education Coordinator for the Anniversary Committee [email protected]
An organising body formed from representatives of twelve organisations to highlight the work and legacy of Rewi Alley and to hold commemorations during 2017 for the 120th Anniversary of his birth on 2nd December