Kids invited to Think Kind
Entries have opened for the 2019 Think Kind competition, staged annually by the NZ Vegetarian Society, open to all primary to secondary students.
The idea is to help animals by writing, drawing, creating (a film?) or starting something (like a petition).
“The world needs more kindness,” said NZ Vegetarian Society president Julia Clements.
“Last year we had children expressing themselves through hundreds of different projects, like letter-writing campaigns, poster-making, speeches, videos, holding stalls, etc, and the children learnt about how their actions can make a change. They were then able to share their learning with friends and family.”
National office co-ordinator Vikto´ria Lencse´s Spear said the best projects were those that gave a clear understanding of the topic.
“I love reading informative essays, short stories about animals, looking at drawings and watching creative videos,” she said.
“I would love to see more action projects. My favourite entry so far was a hiphop video about healthy eating — the song and performance was original, creative, and catchy, while the lyrics included some good facts.”
Think Kind, she added, was a fun way for students to learn about the food they ate and the impact of their choices on their health, the environment and animals; to gain skills in research, media or leadership; and to win great prizes for themselves and their school.
Every entrant would receive a certificate and a prize, the overall winner, to be decided by a public vote, collecting $1000 for their school. Go to www.vegetarian.org.nz; entries must be submitted online by August 12.