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Written by Deanna Harris, Whangarei Leader   
Tuesday, 23 June 2009

HISTORIC RESEARCHERS: Ngunguru Primary School's team is discovering the past in a project aimed at problem solving in schools, from left, Shintaro Fushida-Hardy, Shane Maxwell, Honor Hamlet, Zoe Jennings, Esther Malcolm, Libby Jennings and Sophie Jennings.

History is being made and discovered as a group of Ngunguru Primary School students piece together the past.

A gifted group of pupils is researching the school’s history and its community as part of a problem solving programme.

Part of the programme involves pupils identifying issues the school faces – and addressing one of them. The group found its school had no records of its history or anywhere to store historic items.

So they formed the Bring Back Our History – BBOH team – pronounced bebo.

The team of 10 year 7 and 8 pupils excel in certain subjects and are using their talents to bring the school’s history to life.

"We are planning to bring back the history of our school," says Ester Malcolm, 12.

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