Over 34 students from local primary schools attended a day of environmental activities and networking at Kuranui College.
Hosted by the college’s Enviro Club, the day also included four student-led workshops. Other workshops were presented by Jane Lenting from the South Wairarapa Biodiversity Group, Shirley Nightingale who ran a workshop on sewing Boomerang bags shopping bags, Oliver Vetter from Sustainable coastlines who works with schools to plant trees and do beach clean ups and Reuben Tipoki also spoke about his personal environmental story.
Youngtsers from Greytown, Carterton, South end, Featherston, South Featherston and Dalefield primary schools took part and the 15 Enviro Club students encouraged them to talk to others about what they had learnt and to continue to develop a passion to care for the environment.
The college became an Enviroschool in 2017 with a goal of supporting work already being done in Enviroschools throughout the primary schools in South Wairarapa.
“It was a very successful day and all participating students and teachers have encouraged us to make this an annual event,” explained Kirby Bradbury-Mills. “Primary students moving on to Kuranui from primary school can continue to develop their passion of caring for our environment.”