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Advanced technology connects children from across the globe

Advanced technology connects children from across the globe

Panasonic New Zealand is using advanced technology to connect children across the globe and provide the opportunity for two schools to share their experiences over the recent earthquake in New Zealand and tsunami in Japan.

Christchurch South Intermediate will skype Kuki Elementary School in Japan this Wednesday using Panasonic Smart Viera televisions.

The exercise is part of Panasonic’s global programme for children Kid’s Witness News (KWN). KWN is a hands-on film education programme created to encourage primary and secondary school students to develop their cognitive, communication and organisational skills, through the use of Panasonic’s latest HD Video and DVD technology.

Chris Key, Marketing Manager for Panasonic New Zealand says, “Panasonic has always had a strong connection with the education sector. Schools and Universities have traditionally found the Panasonic equipment to be the most trusted technology. In recent times the Smart Viera television has been widely used in classrooms around the globe.”

This initiative from Panasonic aims at giving children the opportunity to talk about their experiences and learn about culture, tradition and what schools are like on the other side of the world. Additionally, the call will facilitate a way for children across the world to catch up on the rebuild of both Christchurch and Japan.

Kuki Elementary School is located in a city called Iwate Prefecture in Northeast of Tokyo and has less than 100 students.

Christchurch South Intermediate has 530 pupils and is located in the middle of Addington and Cashmere suburbs. During the call the children will do a traditional Kapa Haka performance & talk about their favourite rugby team - the Crusaders.

“We are very excited to establish a connection with a school in Japan. As Panasonic operates globally out of Japan we look forward to doing more calls of this nature in the future and using it as a learning tool for children and schools throughout New Zealand,” says Mike Kitadeye, head of KWN globally.

The skype call will take place on Wednesday 21st November at 2pm.
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