Category: Creative Forest

Spring Collection

Spring is in the air, with daffodils popping up and families of ducklings flapping around parks and gardens as far as the eye can see. In fact one of the most exciting aspects of delivering Creative Forest is watching our own little ducklings taking to the water and blossoming through facilitated exploration of their ideas.…
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September 18, 2020 0

Term II Student Intake Fully Funded

We are living in unprecedented times at present. As our Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern stated recently, “… this pandemic represents the greatest threat to public health in over a century”. So with tens of thousands of students isolating at home with their families at present, remote learning has suddenly become a hot topic. Creative Forest…
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April 9, 2020 0

Growing The Forest

In addition to community engagement, Creative Forest provides an educational platform online that is designed to support students to explore the topics they are passionate about and develop projects they can work on individually or with others. Creative Forest cultivates life-changing “soft skills” such as collaboration, problem solving and entrepreneurial thinking. So we’ve been swelling…
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December 9, 2019 0

Ka Pai Creative Forest!

Event Feature Photos by Lucia Zanmonti Whether you are a corporate team, student innovator or community group, Creative Forest provides a unique, experiential methodology that inspires Communities to dream big and get cool projects organised and delivered. Creative Forest recently teamed up with Ka Pai Carterton, supported by the New Zealand government Department of Internal…
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July 26, 2019 0
Pump House at Waihi, NZ.

Community Consultation Unearths Tourism Gold

The bustling town of Waihi in western Bay of Plenty, New Zealand was facing the possibility of its largest employer shutting down and walking away from the large open cast gold mine that dominates the local landscape. With gold mining being a huge part of the economic base in the region since 1878, the loss…
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July 8, 2019 0

A Year In The Forest

The Creative Forest experience has evolved markedly since we began the digital platform journey over a year ago with our channel partner NetNZ. Delivering a highly successful classroom programme into a digital environment for the first time was a huge, but exciting challenge. We look back on what we’ve learned whilst giving some thought to…
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May 14, 2019 0

Creative Forest In The Community

The last few weeks have been a hive of activity here in the Forest, so now with our 2019 students steadily signing in to the platform, a news update is long overdue. Whilst the kids were away enjoying their summer holidays (families go to the beach and have barbecues al fresco style over Christmas here…
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March 14, 2019 0

From Creative Forest To Creative Commons

With the success of our trial programme run in conjunction with NetNZ this year, we began to think about how we could truly scale up the opportunity so that a great many more teachers and young innovators around the world could reap the benefits of using the Creative Forest classroom model as a framework for…
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November 7, 2018 0

Trial Programme Success

During Terms 3 and 4 this year we took up the challenge of running a trial delivering the Creative Forest framework into an experimental digital environment, whilst also endeavouring to recreate and further build upon the rich cultural context of the programme. The project involved seven schools in the South Island of New Zealand and…
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October 30, 2018 0

Welcome To The Future Of Collaborative Learning

  At a time when creativity and the ability to think and innovate are becoming increasingly foundational to opening doors to more rewarding careers and lives, are we providing the tools and opportunities that young people really need? What if we could re-imagine an education system that better equipped young people with the skills to…
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September 9, 2018 0