1 Jul 2010

Tiny school completes enormous task

8:47 pm on 1 July 2010

A small Wellington school has collected 1.5 million buttons to represent the children killed in the Holocaust during World War II.

Moriah School in central Wellington, which has 24 students, has spent two and a half years collecting the buttons.

Principal Justine Hitchcock says the buttons - sent from all over the country - will be used in a memorial sculpture.

She says the project has made the students more aware of different cultures and the need for tolerance.