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An adventure for young leaders with a passion for the environment.

Waikato, New Zealand

19 - 23 April 2021

Auckland, New Zealand

11 - 15 October 2021

Students (Year 11 - 13)

Free

APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED

BLAKE Inspire 2021

This year we look forward to welcoming another 70 passionate, young environmental leaders to join us for our 2021 BLAKE Inspire programmes.

BLAKE Inspire is a week-long residential leadership development programme in partnership with the Ministry for the Environment; and in 2021 we are excited to announce we are running two programmes (35 students per programme):

  • 19 – 23 April in Waikato
  • 11 – 15 October in Auckland

Throughout the week students will work together with scientists, environmental experts, a diverse range of leaders and other like-minded students to help them develop strong leadership skills while learning about topical environmental issues and how they can take action to tackle them.

Participation, adventure and learning are all key requirements for delegates. They will take part in environmental and marine science activities and visit businesses and local organisations to learn about what they are doing to reduce their impact on the environment.

Most importantly, students have tonnes of fun and leave BLAKE Inspire with new friends, skills and clear action plans to start making positive change within their own schools and communities.

BLAKE Inspire delegates become eligible to join future BLAKE Expeditions as student voyagers.

BLAKE Inspire is an annual opportunity open to young New Zealanders thanks to a number of BLAKE supporters including programme sponsor, The Ministry for the Environment.

For more information email the  Programme Manager Courtney Davies at courtney@blakenz.org or phone the BLAKE office on 09 307 8875.

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Meet our 2021 students for the April programme:

Amelia Peel

Queen Margaret College
WELLINGTON

Anna-Lee Sherwin

Whangaroa College
NORTHLAND

Ashleigh Putt-Fallows

Southland Girls’ High School
SOUTHLAND

Austin Borst

Francis Douglas Memorial 
TARANAKI

Christopher Furlong

Kristin School
AUCKLAND

Daisy Fuavao

Oneghunga High School
AUCKLAND

Daniel Weiss

Otumoetai College
BAY OF PLENTY

Danielle Gorrie

Huanui College
NORTHLAND

Emma Barnes-Wetere

Nayland College
NELSON/TASMAN

Emma Freeman

Waimate High School
CANTERBURY

Erinn Aspell

Queen Margaret College
WELLINGTON

Gurmehar Bajwa

Ormiston Senior College
AUCKLAND

Halle Aish

Hamilton Girls’ High School
WAIKATO

Helena Sanderson

Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu
NORTHLAND

Jack Wilson

Trident High School
BAY OF PLENTY

Jak Partridge

Greymouth High School
WEST COAST

Jasmine Hadfield

Long Bay College
AUCKLAND

Jessica Lamb

John Paul College
BAY OF PLENTY

Jolie Sarginson

Papanui High School
CANTERBURY

Keita Koroheke

Te Awamutu College
WAIKATO

Lillian Balfour

Thames High School
WAIKATO

Lucas Richardson

Palmerston North Boys’ High 
MANAWATU

Maia Rakete-Gray

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ōtepoti
OTAGO

Merin-Michael David-Tomoana

Gisborne Boys’ High School
GISBORNE

Misipeka Ana

Horowhenua College
MANAWATU

Monika Fakaosilea

Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate
AUCKLAND

Nora Quigley

Craighead Diocesan School
CANTERBURY

Sacha Tunnicliffe

Ruawai College
NORTHLAND

Sarah Williams

Villa Maria College
CANTERBURY

Shion Ko

Whangarei Boys’ High School
NORTHLAND

Sophie Hartshaw

Cashmere High School
CANTERBURY

Sophie Frost

Queen Charlotte College
MARLBOROUGH

Stella Lynch

ACG Strathallan
AUCKLAND

Tilly King

Waitaki Girls’ High School
OTAGO

Will Wray

Burnside High School
CANTERBURY

Previous BLAKE Inspire programmes

2020

2019

2018

2017

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