Shocked and ready to shake things up
Zoe feels angry, Jade is sad and Logan is motivated to create change. Read about how Boulcott School students have responded to their visits to sites of significance to waste management in Te Awakairangi as part of their Enviroschools World of Waste Bus trip funded by Hutt City Council.
Rethinking Waste as a Whole School at Silverstream
In 2019 Silverstream School formed a committee of nine staff to work alongside their student Envirogroup. It was a big shift for environmental leadership in the school and the scene was set for a diverse inquiry into waste across the whole school. The inquiry took some students and staff beyond waste management into rethinking product development so that waste was never created in the first place.
Ideas take root after an inspirational event
Enviroschools facilitates opportunities for students to connect with one another and also to their place. With research showing that mindfulness and being in nature can mitigate anxiety, the value of this kind of interaction is clear. An event hosting renowned primatologist and conservationist, Jane Goodall provides a catalyst for students to strengthen these connections.
Seatoun School takes action for community guardianship
Seatoun School is sited on some very special land right beside the ocean and the Oruaiti Reserve on Motu Kairangi. The students and staff take their responsibility to show kaitiakitanga seriously. This story is about an engaging whole school inquiry that led to a range of positive community actions.
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