5th of Primary students discover the power of Haka
During this IB unit about Communication, 5th of Primary students have been learning about how communication transmits knowledge and opinions.
In our arts lessons, we focused on the use of dance as a way to communicate a culture’s traditions and values. By learning the New Zealand Haka, the students discovered not only a different way of communicating, but were also exposed to the power of chanting and moving together as one.
They learnt the words to the chant in the traditional Maori dialect, and successfully performed the dance as one big group in a ‘face-off’.