Thursday, 28 September 2017

PBS Holiday Blogging Challenge - created for our learners by our learners!

Our wonderful student leaders were challenged to create and manage our own mini holiday blogging challenge. They have done an amazing job by creating activities that will take our holiday bloggers on a virtual tour around Auckland. There was a wealth of rich discussion as tasks were created and a lot collaborative problem solving to decide who will be responsible for which role in helping to manage the commenting and feedback. 

This challenge has been put in place to grow our leaders and strengthen our literacy skills. To make managing this task easier we have created a spreadsheet where bloggers will post the links to their blog posts and record which blogs they have commented on. 

This morning AJ and Mia introduced the challenge to those who have chosen to take part. What impressed me was the engagement of the audience and the clarity of the instruction. We have borrowed the points system from the Woolf Fisher Summer/Winter Learning Journey that runs over the December and July holidays, so will be giving out prizes to our own holiday blogging challenge champions (and managers). 

Anyone who would like to copy and repurpose this resource is most welcome. Link


  1. Kia ora LS2, your mini holiday blogging challenge is an awesome initiative, well done! Your focus on Auckland City includes lots of possibilities for local people as well as others who might accept your challenge to learn more about Tāmaki Makaurau. Also very impressed to see how you have embedded Cybersmart Learning into your challenges. Looking forward to your future posts. Enjoy your break.
    Mrs Grant

  2. Kia Ora Mrs Grant, thank you for replying to our PBS Holiday Blogging Challenge. The student leaders and I have put a lot of effort into this Blogging Challenge. People joining this Blogging Challenge will improve in their Reading and Writing. Thank you for your positive feedback!