Enviroschools programme turns 21

Queenstown Lakes District Mayor Glyn Lewers meets Wanaka woman Josie Cranfield, wearing an...
Queenstown Lakes District Mayor Glyn Lewers meets Wanaka woman Josie Cranfield, wearing an Australasian crested grebe, or pūteketeke, mask, in the resort yesterday. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
Some candles were blown out in Queenstown yesterday as a special birthday was marked.

The Enviroschools programme has been part of the lives of many young pupils throughout Otago over the past 21 years.

The Otago Regional Council helped organise a celebration of 21 years of Enviroschools in the Queenstown area.

Glenorchy School was the first Enviroschool, and Waitati, in Otago, the second.

Pupils from many schools in the Queenstown area came to celebrate the occasion and they also showed off their sustainability work along with some community organisations that work alongside the schools.

Queenstown Mayor Glyn Lewers was at the celebration along with former Dunedin mayor Sukhi Turner, who was the first chairwoman of the Enviroschools trust.

Also at the occasion was Enviroschools national manager Esther Kirk.

The cutting of the birthday cake prompted plenty of hands to be thrust out for a piece.

 

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