Glenfield Hosts North Shore Enviro-Schools Jam
Schools from as for away as Mahurangi in Walkworth attended a northern Enviro-schools Jam held at the school’s Marae. Our head girl Hinekura, wrote a beautiful song for the event which she sang during the welcome onto the Marae. Kipa Rangiheuea, our head of Maori, spoke on Maori perspectives towards the environment, and Andrea Hunt, Kaipatiki project’s new restoration manager, demonstrated and facilitated student seed sowing of native plants. Jaechin David ran a fun recycling challenge, and Kara Teale and Kayla Parker ran an enviro-quiz. The other members of the sustainability group helped with running other sections of the afternoon. The event finished with a swap-meet, where all schools brought books, clothing, plants and food that were excess to their needs and could be reused again. Kipa Rangiheuea finished the day by offering all visitors Kawakawa tea made from collected leaves in Kaipatiki reserve. The next Green-Jam will be at Mahurangi College in Term 3.