Students at Tomarata School decided to celebrate the country’s emergence from Covid-19 lockdown by building their own chicken coop, soon to be filled with chickens donated by a local farmer.
The materials for the coop were donated by Duncan Mckenzie at Carters Mangawhai. Last month, the school buried a time capsule with mementos of their Covid-19 experiences.
It included stories and poems the children wrote about their time in lockdown, as well as gloves, a mask and hand sanitiser.
The capsule is scheduled to be dug up on March 26, 2040 by future students.