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

Waikato

19-23 April 2022

Auckland

21 – 25 August 2022 (during Term 3)

Waikato

10 – 14 October 2022

Students (Year 11 - 13)

Free

2022 APPLICATIONS HAVE CLOSED

APPLICATIONS FOR 2023 WILL OPEN HERE MID JANUARY 2023

BLAKE Inspire 2022

This year we look forward to welcoming another 100 passionate, young environmental leaders to join us for our 2022 BLAKE Inspire programmes.

BLAKE Inspire is a week-long residential leadership development programme in partnership with the Ministry for the Environment and in 2022 we are excited to announce that for the first time we are running three programmes (up to 35 students per programme):

  • 19 – 23 April in Waikato
  • 21 – 25 August in Auckland
  • 10 – 14 October in Waikato

 

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 heaps 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 [email protected] or phone the BLAKE office on 09 307 8875.

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Meet our August 2022 BLAKE Inspire delegates

Alesha De Penning

Hauraki Plains College

WAIKATO

Alicia Webster

Rangi Ruru Girls’ College

CANTERBURY

Alivia McMurtry

Western Springs College

AUCKLAND

Anamia Rangihaeata

Saint Kentigern College

AUCKLAND

Ankia Van Zyl

Takapuna Grammar School

AUCKLAND

Anna Mikkelsen

Mercury Bay Area School

WAIKATO

Arabella Barber

Stratford High School

TARANAKI

Astrid Canfield

Orewa College

AUCKLAND

Charlotte Billings

Whakatane High School

BAY OF PLENTY

Charlotte Foster-Ellis

Glendowie College

AUCKLAND

Charlotte Hardy

Whanganui High School

MANAWATU

Dominic Lo

One Tree Hill College

AUCKLAND

Elka Drozdowski

Takapuna Grammar School

AUCKLAND

Elle Williams

Rangitoto College

AUCKLAND

Elsa Buckley

Whangarei Girls’ High School

NORTHLAND

Esta Chaplin

Karamu High School

HASTINGS

Ethan Knights

Dunstan High School

OTAGO

Fergus McMullan

St Kevin’s College

OTAGO

Georgia Taylor

Hastings Girls’ High School

HAWKES BAY

Gryffin Powell

Awatapu College

MANAWATU

Harriet Hartley-Pollard

Long Bay College

AUCKLAND

Henarata Kohere-Pishief

Gisborne Girls’ High School

GISBORNE

John Thai

Aorere College

AUCKLAND

Kael Monoy

Ellesmere College

CANTERBURY

Kate Buchan

Otago Girls’ High School

OTAGO

Lily Burt

Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu

BAY OF PLENTY

Lily Rogers

Mana College

WELLINGTON

Lucia-Tui Bernards

Tawa College

WELLINGTON

Lucy McLean

Palmerston North Girls’ High School

MANAWATU

Lucy Oliver

Baradene College

AUCKLAND

Madie Wilson

Fiordland College

SOUTHLAND

Ra Edmonds

Nayland College

NELSON

Rebecca Mahon

Otumoetai College

BAY OF PLENTY

Sam Norwood

Paraparaumu College

WELLINGTON

Tate Agnew

Takapuna Grammar School

AUCKLAND

Xandi Cooke

Scots College

WELLINGTON

Previous BLAKE Inspire programmes

2022

2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

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