Local youth leaders inspire
Students have been recognised for their leadership roles in Kids Greening Taupo¯ at a youth leadership hui in Christchurch.
Tauhara College students were in Christchurch from October 20-22 with about 50 other people, all sharing their experiences from four different projects around the country.
Student leader Ana Tamarua , said youth leaders were now leading projects with teachers allowing the students to have a say.
She said while there, everyone learnt there are different ways to be a leader.
‘‘You can be a leader in the background. Everyone is a leader, and everyone has a say.’’
Along with leadership the teams shared programmes they have been working on for nature, and met other students working in similar ways.
Older leaders helped to envision where they will take their local projects next. This helps the students take away ideas.
Kids Greening Taupo¯ plays a big part in a project that aims to bring nature back by 2050 and be pest and predator free.
Tamarua said this goals was so ‘‘our kids, and their kids can enjoy it.’’
She said the experience was exciting with inspiring speeches.
All the groups took away ideas from different models and systematics.