Empowered Students...Sustainable Communities
Involving young people in decision-making and action enables them to become active environmental citizens for life, and enriches the development of the whole learning community. The aim of Enviroschools is to support young people over time to become competent and confident to initiate and manage projects themselves. and to choose to work in partnership with others in a climate of trust.
Persuasive presentation helps push for positive change
Students at Mt Aspiring College are showing what it means to be empowered. They took the initiative to write to their then Mayor, Jim Boult, to ask to become an Enviroschool (despite adults unsuccessfully lobbying for several years). Their proposal was so powerful that he granted the students’ wishes and provided funding for Enviroschools support. In 2021 the sustainability mahi really started.
Waitaki Boys’ High respond to local issues through cross-curricular learning approach
Contagious enthusiasm is the thread of this story about recognising opportunities for cross-curricular learning for sustainability at Waitaki Boys’ High School. This has included climate change and glacier processes, pest control and organic waste solutions. Find out more about how this has been communicated across school from lead Enviroschools teacher, Sam Henehan.
The Power of Pūrākau at Waitati School
Pūrākau (traditional local stories) have been shared and retold through sand drawings, drama and pottery and this creative process has been a powerful way to build knowledge and perspective at Waitati School. resulting clay tiles will be set beside a pou on the Orokonui Estuary walkway.
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Whenua and Te Ao Tūroa Enviroschools Year 4-6 Hui 2022
Arrival at Arai Te Uru Marae. At the end of October 2022, years 4 – 6 students from around Ōtepoti/ Dunedin and their kaiako gathered for a day at Araiteuru...
Contributing to tributary restoration – Waitahuna students engage in testing and action.
An annual event held by Waitahuna School at their local creek provided an opportunity for students to measure change in water quality and continue the commitment to increase natural biodiversity...
Waste Education Officer - Balclutha: Reference: 5956754
Clutha District Council is looking for outstanding talent to join their Service Delivery Team as their next Waste Education Officer! This is a dream, "make a difference" role for someone...
Researching, developing and creating systems at Omakau School
Omakau School in Otago tells us about their journey towards Bronze. Throughout the past 18 months we have worked hard on researching, developing and creating systems around Omakau School to...
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