Cars and costumes for vintage education

Photo by Craig Baxter.Amana Christian School principal Liz Bishop and pupils pose with a 1914 Buick (left) and 1918 Model T Ford at the Mosgiel school last Wednesday.

Pupils have been studying the past 100 years of Mosgiel's history, and celebrated it by holding a history day, where they dressed in 1914 period costume and got to sit in the 1914 Buick.

The event also marked the double centenary of the first Christian service on New Zealand soil by Anglican cleric and prominent Church Missionary Society member Samuel Marsden.

Mrs Bishop said the 1914 Buick belonged to Mosgiel vintage car enthusiast Nevin Gough, who has two children at the school and a long family history in the area.

He also brought a 1918 Model T Ford like the one his Mosgiel

ancestors used to own. The day gave pupils an opportunity to experience what life was like 100 years ago, she said.

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