Friday 12th August 2022

Very early on Tuesday morning, Ms Gardiner, Mr Jones and 12 year 13 & 12 students embarked on this year’s Visual art trip to Wellington. Our scheduled 6.20 am flight turned into an eventual 11 am departure due to ice on the runway, unfortunately, this led to approximately half of the planned activities having to be cancelled.

Old boy Will Duffy met us at the Massey University of Creative Arts where he is currently completing his second year of a four-year honours degree in Industrial design, he led a tour of two halls of residence and a tour of the various design areas on the Massey campus.

Senior staff at Massey met the students in the afternoon and began a series of portfolio interviews, 6 out of the 8 students gained preferential entry into the course which is a highly competitive course to gain entry into.

The weather in Wellington showed no signs of improvement as we battled our way down Tory street in the late afternoon to finish our day with a visit to Ta Papa. At 5.30 pm it was time to head back to the airport and escort our weary troupe back to Dunedin.