School shines silver

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Tamahere School today gained an Enviroschools silver award for its sustainability practices.

The step up from the previously held bronze status came after an audit of the school’s programmes from waste management to vegetable growing.

The award was bestowed on the school in a ceremony attended by Waikato District Mayor Allan Sanson.

Mayor Allan Sanson, third from left, with eco-warriors from Tamahere School, their teachers and Enviroschools representatives.
Mayor Allan Sanson, third from left, with eco-warriors from Tamahere School, their teachers and Enviroschools representatives.

A record of the Tamahere student’s efforts has been collated in their Enviroschools blog.

They include picking up rubbish around the school perimeter, raising daffodils, fruit and vegetables, recycling and working towards being a zero-waste school, planting at Waiwhakereke Heritage Park in Hamilton and Tamahere’s Allan Turner reserve.

Enviroschools in an environmental and sustainable educational programme that started in Hamilton in 1993 and is now run in schools nationwide.

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