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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)



For young environmental leaders who want to make a difference.

In 2021 we will be hosting two BLAKE Inspire programmes, our week-long leadership development programme in partnership with the Ministry for the Environment. The first will be held in the Waikato from 19-23 April 2021 and the second in Auckland from 11-15 October 2021. Each programme will have 35 places available. You will be able to state your availability within your application form but please note that year 13 students will have priority for the April programme.

Throughout the week students worked 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 took 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 had tonnes of fun and left 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, and our Foundation Partner Westpac.

For more information email Bhakti Patel at or Courtney Davies at or phone (09) 307 8875.

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Previous BLAKE Inspire programmes