Our young people’s voices are incredibly important and young people around the world are stepping up to challenge the adults to address Climate Change and environmental issues. To ensure our city’s young people are also heard Sustainable Ōtautahi-Christchurch are very excited to announce that we are hosting a brand-new event for Christchurch. ‘Speaking 4the Planet’ is a speech and art competition for young people passionate about our planet.
This competition is based on the very successful speech, drama and art competition that has run for six years in NSW, Australia. This is the first time it will be run outside of Australia.
We are partnering with the local branch of NZ Association for Environmental Education (NZAEE), supported by ECAN and gratefully funded by Sustainable Initiatives Fund, SIFT.
Speaking 4 the Planet is open to all Year 7-13 students with the competition broken into four sections:
- Year 7-9: Prepared speech
- Year 10-13: Prepared and/or Impromptu speech
- Year 7-9: Visual artwork
- Year 10-13: Visual art work
Competition Day is tentatively set to Friday June 7th, 2019
and will be open to parents and public to attend.
Tell your kids and tell your School! Register School interest by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
More information will be sent to those registered, in February.