There will be fewer valid excuses for being late to
class for Kavanagh College technology pupils from this week,
after they constructed their own clocks shaped like cartoon
The clocks were made from wood, and resemble characters such
as Eric Cartman, from South Park, a Teenage Mutant
Ninja Turtle, and Calvin, from the cartoon Calvin and
Hobbes, which appears in the Otago Daily Times.
The cartoon clocks were created by year 11 pupils as part of
their NCEA level 1 hard materials technology class this week.
And for 15-year-old Shaun Tatley, it proved a timely project,
because he planned to give his clock to his father for his
birthday. (Sorry for spoiling the birthday surprise, Mr
Shaun said he built a clock shaped like both Pacman and a
ghost because it was his father's favourite video game when
he was growing up.
''It killed two birds with one stone - dad's present and my
NCEA level 1 technology project, hopefully endorsed with