IDEAS Festival is a fun day of learning and exploration through
self-selected interactive sessions in Science, Technology, Engineering,
Arts & Maths (STEAM).
partner with local tertiary institutions to give students access to a
campus with world class facilities for thrilling sessions and learning
outside the classroom.
event inspires future generations by providing high-quality workshops
that challenge, excite, and spark ideas. These hands-on, state of the
art experiences are led by enthusiastic experts and offer students
the opportunity to examine the concepts that challenge and shape their
IDEAS Festival creates Eureka moments – when an idea resonates,
aspirations are nurtured and a potential future pathway is visualised.
When and Where
9am – 3pm
Thursday, 11 April 2019 ( Primary, Year 5-6 )
Friday, 12 April 2019 ( Intermediate, Year 7-8 )
NMIT – Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology – Nelson
322 Hardy st
IDEAS Festival Website
Timetable and list of events for Primary / Intermediate
Registration for Primary Students
Registration for Intermediate Students
A fun and educational school holiday activity for the budding young photographer.
Kids (10 – 14 years) will learn to take photos of animals, nature, and people – plus how to use the creative scene modes on their camera.
Run by a photography tutor as well as an experienced Zoo guide who can share stories about the animals and take the kids to meet one of our special animals up close.
What they’ll learn: Your camera functions, aperture, shutter speed, ISO, depth of field, white balance, how to use flash, image size and quality, and picture composition.
- Participants: Ages 10-14 years. No prior knowledge or experience needed.
- Group size: Maximum of 10 students.
When and Where
11 and 18 July 2018
$95 per person. Book more than one child and save 10%
Weta Workshop is opening its doors once again, to give kids a chance to make movie magic! From sketching to sculpting, our hands-on workshops will excite and delight! Suitable for ages 6 – 12 years. Spots are strictly limited and fill up fast, book now!
CARTOONING AROUND: MONDAY 16 JULY
Your budding filmmakers can dream up their own comic book character, develop a storyboard, and draw the cartoon with help from a Weta Workshop artist.
SCULPTING SUPERHEROES: TUESDAY 17 JULY
The adventure continues, or starts anew, as kids bring a comic book character to life with plasticine!
BATTLE OF THE BLOOD MAKERS: THURSDAY 19 JULY
Learn how to make unique Weta Chainmaille as seen in The Chronicles of Narnia and The Hobbit. Then get your hands dirty learning to make fake blood!
COSTUME CHALLENGE: FRIDAY 20 JULY
Create a fantastical costume and prop, using only recyclable materials! Working in a team of 3 or 4, you’ll design and craft an incredible costume with the guidance of your friendly Weta Workshop crew.
Each workshop is limited to just 20 children per session to allow for the best care and learning opportunities for your child. Spots are strictly limited and fill up fast.
When and Where
Monday 16 – Friday 20 July 2018
Morning session: 9.00am – 12.00pm (6–9yrs)
Afternoon session: 1.30pm – 4.30pm (10–12yrs)
127 Park Rd
$50 per session
Weta Workshop Event page