The Race

Breathe deep and jump into the pit!

Your mission is to go to the 6 "pit stops" around Mosgiel to answer and provide evidence in the form of links, photos, video....

Create a team post about your 'Race" with answers and evidence.

Think creatively, in the way you collect the information and present your post.

You can use any mode of transportation you wish, including airplanes, hot air balloons, helicopters, trucks, bicycles, taxicabs, cars, trains, buses, boats and by foot.

But, you could also choose to complete this race virtually! Therefore, your team may decide to disband and work on your blog post in different, yet collaborative ways...

Keep the following points in mind as you complete your quest:

  • There may be points deducted for any copyright infringement 
  • There will be extra points for all ‘creative commons’ licensed images or images acquired through the use of a mobile device at actual locations 

Creativity, ingenuity and a willingness to 'give it a go!' is greatly encouraged and will be rewarded!
Keep others informed, or send them down the garden path by using The Otago Race Twitter hashtag #otagocluster!
Look out for extra points that can be earned at pit stops will be tweeted out with the hash tag #otagocluster!

Your 'pit' scaffolds: 

  • an accompanying facilitator 
  • your team 
four pages in this blog with relevant information and right side links to assist you in this race. For example:
  1. Digital Citizenship > How to search for free re-usable images online using Google and Creative Commons. These pages will give you links and instructions for accessing and displaying re-usable images online so that you can be a good digital citizen (and get extra points for not infringing any copyright law) 
  2. the Internet.

How to create your post: We will assign a team member with authoring rights to do this. 

Ensure you have compiled all your answers, evidence and any 'extra points stuff' into a Google doc before creating your post. Work with your facilitator on this if you need to.

We will share, comment and 'judge' each others posts after lunch. 
  1. Select the white pencil icon in the orange square to create a post:
  2. Start posting in your post doc. It will look like this:
  3. Select the 'Blogging' page to find out more about writing posts. 

Ready, steady, go!!! 


Publish all answers and display evidence in some way in your blog post. You may need to consider creative and interesting ways to do this before you start the race. You may also need to regroup with your facilitator to create your post.
Watch for extra points tweets #Otagocluster


The Mosgiel Sign

  1. Whose brain child was the Mosgiel sign and what is it made of?                                                              
  1. 3 different angle shots of the sign
  2. Bonus points for successfully locating nearby geocache


Schooling in Mosgiel

  1. How many schools are in Mosgiel?
  2. Bonus question - Where was the first school in Mosgiel - photo?  
  3. Bonus points - how many children attend schools in Mosgiel?
  1. Images of all the schools - creatively shared!


Mosgiel War Memorial

  1. What services does the war memorial commemorate?
  1. An image of the War Memorial
  2. The date of unveiling



  1. What two 'enterprises' are located at the Taieri Aero Club.
  1. Bonus Points for photos of 'creations' of the boys...
  2. Bonus points for Action Shots


Saddle Hill

  1. What are the names of the two hills?
  2. What are the current concerns for Saddle Hill
  1. Photos showing the damage... Bonus points for 'protest' shots


The Silverstream

  1. What is the Māori name for the Silverstream.
  2. Where does it flow from, to?
  1. Photos of flooding remedies
  2. Bonus points for photos of caution signs

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