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Leading change workshop

Enviroschools Student Workshop

Students and teachers attend ‘Leading Change’ Workshop in Term 1

After a successful teacher workshop with guest expert Bek Galloway, we were excited to welcome 64 students and their teachers to a “Leading change” workshop. The workshop’s aim was to give student leaders skills and activities to take back to their Envirogroups and schools. Bek ran two sessions helping students to learn about purposeful action and perspectives. Our Education Team ran some leadership games and we had presentations from four schools and one kindergarten sharing the process they had used to take action in their schools or communities.

Inspiring presentations from local schools and kindergartens

Picton Kindergarten gave a presentation on their monarch butterfly project, including how they learnt to tag the butterflies. Angus from Linkwater School shared his newly built community notice board that focuses on taking care of local waterways. Rapaura School talked about their planting day for climate action working with the Climate Youth Action team. Renwick School told us how they had run a workshop teaching teachers how to carry out a mini BioBlitz, then run one for their whole school. Hannah represented the MGC Environmental Sustainability class and told the students about how to take part in Sustainable Coastlines’ ‘Litter Intelligence’ citizen science programme. Each of these actions included some significant learning, time and research.

We applaud the hard work of these amazing young leaders as well as the teachers and groups that supported them.