Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) Litter Less Programme and Competition 2018
Do you teach Y7–13 students?
YRE Litter Less New Zealand is a national enviro-journalism education programme that gives young people the opportunity to be part of the solution by producing creative and engaging environmental journalism.
Participants investigate and report on environmental issues relating to litter, and propose solutions by using video, photography or writing. The goal of YRE Litter Less is to reduce litter and effect long-term behaviour change among young people. It aims to empower young people to take a stand on environmental issues they feel strongly about and to give them a platform to articulate these issues. The programme offers these enthusiastic young people a chance to make their voices heard and to feel that they are being listened to.
Keep New Zealand Beautiful provides schools with lots of free resources including a classroom guide, student handbooks and worksheets. Using these resources you can choose how best to incorporate this programme in your school and classroom curriculum.
Students can then submit their finished projects to the YRE national competition in August to win cool electronic prizes and the opportunity to attend a Winners Workshop and National Award Ceremony.
The competition is open to students aged 11–18 years who attend a school that is registered for the YRE programme.
Find out more at www.yre.org.nz
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Future Legends Scholarship
The Future Legends Scholarship has been developed to support and nurture talented individuals from a range of disciplines.
Applications are open to young New Zealanders aged 13-21 years.
Winners will be chosen from three categories:
• Leaders and entrepreneurs
• Music and arts
MTF Finance will award three $5,000 cash prizes.
Information on the scholarship and how to apply can be found at mtf.co.nz/futurelegends
Winners will be announced at the end of November 2021.