Schools

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Schools

Children plantingGreater Wellington regional council values the contribution schools make to sustainability. Programmes we offer to support schools include School Travel Planning and Enviroschools and resources, Turning on the tap and Take Action for Water.

On this page you will also find information about events specifically for schools and potential funding sources.

We look forward to working with you to make this region a better place to live.

We look forward to working with you to make this region a better place to live.

School Travel Planning

Walking, cycling and scootering to school have many benefits for children. It can improve independence, physical and mental health, decision making and risk assessment and road safety skills.

Greater Wellington coordinates the School Travel Plan Programme providing support for schools to promote safe and active travel and address congestion and safety issues around the school gate.

Find out more on our Getting to School page.

Enviroschools

The Enviroschools Programme is a long-term, whole-school programme, where schools create their own unique pathway to sustainability.  Schools signed up to the Programme have the support of a facilitator, a network of other schools and a set of resources pulling together ideas that have worked for schools over the 10 years that the programme has been operating.

Find out more on the Wellington region's Enviroschools page.

Resources

Take Action for Water – year 5-8 resource educating young people about the importance of the environment. It aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills to make informed environmental decisions in daily life

Turning on the Tap – year 5-8 resource helping students understand where their tap water comes from and to make informed decisions about using it

Funds and Awards

Encore Awards: Greater Wellington Regional Council, the Department of Conservation's Wellington Hawke's Bay Conservancy and the Wellington Hawke's Bay Conservation Board developed the Encore Awards to honour individuals, groups, school communities and landowners whose sustained commitment to environmental restoration, biodiversity and conservation is making the Wellington region a better place to live.

Other funding sources

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