Excitement at Christchurch school as Pop Up Penguins waddle into class
Pop Up Penguins are arriving to Christchurch schools as part of the PUP Learning Programme. Stuff journalist, Lee Kenny delves into the programme that provides opportunity for children to explore, learn and celebrate in the citywide art event.
Excited students look-on as the penguin sculpture is unwrapped at South New Brighton School. Alden Williams/Stuff.
Students at South New Brighton School unwrapped the model on Thursday as part of the Pop Up Penguins (PUP) Learning Programme.
Children at 65 schools across Christchurch – including Akaroa and Diamond Harbour – will be given a yellow-eyed penguin to decorate.
Their artwork will then go on display during the nine-week Pop Up Penguins trail, which will be launched in Christchurch in late November.
Joining the pupils in New Brighton was Todd Schmidt, general manager of Christchurch’s International Antarctic Centre – home to 17 rescued penguins, which have been injured by predators or boats.