Wero for stu­dents

Chal­lenge to other schools to join their con­fer­ence

Manawatu Guardian - - FRONT PAGE - By MERANIA KARAURIA

Palmer­ston North Girls’ High En­vi­roGroup has put out the wero to other schools in the Manawatu¯ to join them at their student-led con­fer­ence on Septem­ber 22.

Anna Bell Chung said they were hold­ing the con­fer­ence aptly named Wero, as an op­por­tu­nity to chal­lenge other schools and stu­dents to cre­ate tan­gi­ble ef­forts to­wards car­ing for the en­vi­ron­ment.

En­vi­roGroup Year 13 stu­dents Anna Bell and Alice Boyd and Year 12 Emmy Hucker said they felt the need to es­tab­lish the en­vi­ron­men­tal con­fer­ence since there was noth­ing sim­i­lar around the Manawatu¯ , es­pe­cially for youth and teens.

“We want to use this as an op­por­tu­nity to chal­lenge the youth in the Manawatu¯ com­mu­nity to think and live more en­vi­ron­men­tally aware.

“Wero is a fully youth-led con­fer­ence and is de­signed for high school stu­dents in the Manawatu¯ ,” said Anna Bell.

“We want this con­fer­ence to in­spire and pro­mote ways in which youth can be more en­vi­ron­men­tally aware through small changes in their life­styles.

“Our over­all aim is to em­power high school stu­dents to make pos­i­tive changes to ben­e­fit the en­vi­ron­ment.”

■ Wero en­vi­ron­men­tal con­fer­ence, 9am-3.30pm Septem­ber 22, Palmer­ston North Girls’ High School, Fitzher­bert Ave.

Alice Boyd, Anna Bell Chung and Emmy Hucker.

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