We were wondering if it is worth spending time and money to keep them tidy and useable, or should we build new buildings.
As part of our inquiry, we had a local expert come and talk to us about the
history of the buildings.
We also visited some of the buildings and looked at the architectural features both inside and out.
Inside the old Court House
Inside the schoolroom of the School of Mines
Inside the Sacred Heart church
For interactive homework, everyone chose a building and made a model. (Thank you so much to the B4 families for helping your children with the models, and for answering our questions - the models look fantastic and certainly helped with the learning)
We answered our individual inquiry questions about the buildings.
Finally, we made our decisions on our inquiry question 'Old or New -What's Your View?' Everyone in B4 thinks the heritage buildings in Reefton should be looked after and maintained, because ...
lots of people come here to see them
it makes our town special
it would spoil the town if they weren't here
What special old buildings do you have in your town?
Do you agree with our thinking that the heritage buildings should be looked after?