Howick Historical Village
On Friday the 9th of September the Tui team went to Howick Historical Village. We went to Howick Village to learn more about the olden days and what has changed. The activities we did were Spot the Difference, Helpful Herbs, School Lesson, Baking Scones, and the Tour.
One of the activities we did was Spot the Difference. Spot the Difference is when you split into different groups, and you have to go and find the things that don’t belong in the villages. They are the objects that belong in 2016 instead of the objects that belong in the 1850’s. Some of the items we needed to find where milk bottles, sunscreen, dishwashing liquid, plastic dolls, toothpaste tubes, etc.
In the Helpful Herbs activity we went into the garden of herbs. We chopped herbs that smelt nice, herbs that smelt disgusting but would probably make you feel better if you were sick and also herbs that would smell good enough to eat. When we got back to the table we drew pictures of the herbs we cut down and some information about them as well. After that we mixed and mashed them then one of the parents judged our herb mixtures.
In the School Lesson we went in and got to our desks and the teacher came around to check our fingernails and checked our hands. She asked us to guess what the capital city was in New Zealand surprisingly it was Auckland but that was in 1850. And we also got tout how the money worked then.
Another lesson was Baking Scones. Baking Scones was very fun because most of us got to put some ingredients in the bowl. A couple of ingredients we got to put in the bowl were, flour, lumpy milk, and baking soda. After the scone was cooked we got to share it with the class and eat it. The scone was very yummy. When we made the scones we learnt about where they had to put the milk and cold items because they didn’t have fridges. We also got to see how they cooked without an oven.
We had a great day at the Howick Historical Village and look forward to our next trip.
Written by River and William