In June Google announced ‘Doodle 4 Google’ a competition, in which they asked school students across New Zealand to draw their own version of the Google logo, inspired by the theme “If I was an explorer....” Voyager’s Life Long Learning Manager, Karen Walters, was honoured to be one of the judges and admits that choosing a winner was extremely difficult. Last month and over 5,000 doodles later, they were able to announce the winner.
A big congratulations to Deyvi Wilton of Papanui Primary School in Papanui. Not only did he win a pirates booty worth of Google technology, he also won for his teacher an Antarctic expedition with Professor Chris Turney. If that doesn’t get him an A on his report, we don’t know what will!
Deyvi’s Doodle was titled “Exploring New Zealand”. Deyvi said "My Google Doodle is about New Zealand because New Zealand is a beautiful country. I drew the kiwi because they are New Zealand's national bird. The last letter of my doodle is a road. The road has an arrow so you will keep on exploring New Zealand's amazing scenery and animals.” Deyvi's doodle will be featured on google.co.nz early next year.
Big congratulations to all finalists who spent the day at Voyager Maritime Museum for the unveiling of the National Winner.
Images from Google Australia