Education by heritage tram

15 Feb

Education has been on the Wynyard Quarter and Dockline Tram agendas.   So here’s the ideal opportunity for schools looking for an out-of-the-classroom activity with a difference.  Hop aboard one of the heritage Dockline trams.  The education programme includes finding out how an electric tramcar works and experiencing a ride around the continually developing Wynyard Quarter.  While doing so students learn about Auckland waterfont history and discover Wynyard Quarter neighbours – Voyager Maritime Museum and Viaduct Basin in particular.  But the experience is not all passive.  Education packs (presently aimed at primary school students) include illustrated activity sheets to record such things as similarities and differences relating to contrasting eras of transport.  And there are comparisons of eras in architecture etc. to be noted around Wynyard Quarter and the environs.
• Parking is available at the Dockline Tram depot in Daldy Street.
• Cost: $5 per student. Teachers and adults. Free.
• Bookings (essential): tel. (09) 377 7701 or
• Allow one hour for the experienced

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