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Historical Snapshots of Christchurch

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Yr 3/4 Team
Historical Snapshots of Christchurch


Looking out over Lyttleton Harbour while we have lunch and walking down the Bridle Path. You can just see us, we are little specks!

During our topic work on historical snapshots of Christchurch, we learnt quite a lot of things we didnít know about our city.

On our trip around the city we discovered that Christchurch history dates back to the mid 1800ís, and that several of our historic buildings are very old. It was fascinating to see there was a similarity between many of the early buildings. The Cathedral, Arts Centre and the Museum are all built from similar stone and around the same time. We were reminded of the work our ancestors did in the early days so that we can enjoy our beautiful city.

As well as old buildings, we investigated the Chalice in Cathedral Square which was built to celebrate the new millenium. Although very new, it fits in well with the rest of the surroundings in the Square.  We ended our trip with a visit to Victoria Park on the Port Hills which has been set aside for recreation and relaxation, as well as giving stunning views of the city.

We continued researching and finding facts about many significant Christchurch landmarks. To find out more about them, check out our links!