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BLAKE Inspire 2018

In 2018 BLAKE Inspire was held in Taranaki from April 14-20, 2018.

The 55 Year 11-13 students from every region in New Zealand spent the week addressing environmental issues with a diverse range of leaders, scientists and environmental experts.

With a focus on climate change and how the consequences of climate change will affect the environment, urban planning and livability, students learned about urban planning and ocean acidification.

They also developed their leadership skills and ability to drive postitive environmental change within their schools and communities on their return.

“I grew so much confidence – not only in myself, but now I feel confident that I’m not alone. I have my 55 peers who were with me at YELF, who are just as passionate about our environment as I am, and who will help me to change the world for the better.”

– Watene Campbell, 2018 BLAKE Inspire delegate. 

Meet our 2018 students

Henry Ewan

St Kentigern College
AUCKLAND

Daniel Christie

Fiordland College
SOUTHLAND

Mary Jane Grove

James Hargest College
SOUTHLAND

Tara Shepherd

Buller High School
WEST COAST

George Sabonadiere

Logan Park High School
OTAGO

Lucy Davidson

Otago Girls High School
OTAGO

Omri Kepes

St Andrew’s College
CANTERBURY

Blake Thomson

Akaroa Area School
CANTERBURY

Jenna Martin-McKenzie

Marian College
CANTERBURY

Ruby Glasson

Burnside High School
CANTERBURY

George Glover

Marlborough Boys’ College
MARLBOROUGH

Jack Clerke

Queen Charlotte College
MARLBOROUGH

May Takahashi

Motueka High School
TASMAN

Josephine Ripley

Nelson College for Girls
NELSON

Sithmi Sathruwani

Hutt Valley High School
WELLINGTON

Bethany Kaye-Blake

Queen Margaret College
WELLINGTON

Yasheca Mohan

Wellington Girls College
WELLINGTON

Telesia Nelson-Latu

Otaki College
KAPITI COAST

Portia Sharp

Wanganui High School
MANAWATU

Alice Boyd

Palmerston North Girls’ High
MANAWATU

Daisy Alice Power

Nga Tawa Diocesan School
MANAWATU

Ngatupara Ritai

Hato Paora College
TARANAKI

Rebecca Simpson

New Plymouth Girls’ High
TARANAKI

Jason Bond

New Plymouth Boys’ High
TARANAKI

Francesca Gross

Napier Girls’ High School
HAWKES BAY

Maisie Bromfield

Hastings Christian School
HAWKES BAY

Kahurangi Rangiuia Lindup

Gisborne Boys’ High School
GISBORNE

Hannah Veitch

Gisborne Girls’ High School
GISBORNE

Anipatene Biddle

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Koutu
BAY OF PLENTY

Ariane Smith

Mt Maunganui College
BAY OF PLENTY

Anna Manning

Whakatane High School
BAY OF PLENTY

Aidan Folger

Taupo-nui-a-Tia College
WAIKATO

Joe Dillon

Cambridge High School
WAIKATO

Jess Storey

Waikato Diocesan School for Girls
WAIKATO

Tyler Bowering

Huanui College
NORTHLAND

Blake Hassall

Ruawai College
NORTHLAND

Tuiata Toka-Riki

Kaitaia College
NORTHLAND

Viola Trnski

Western Springs College
AUCKLAND

Niamh Walsh

Sancta Maria College
AUCKLAND

Reuben He

Rutherford College
AUCKLAND

Katja Phutaraksa Neef

Takapuna Grammar School
AUCKLAND

Inka Pleiss

Howick College
AUCKLAND

Paolo Aquino

Dilworth School
AUCKLAND

Nevyn Burns

Manurewa High School
AUCKLAND

Aaron Choi

Auckland International College
AUCKLAND

Elliot Blyth

Kavanagh College
OTAGO

Watene Campbell

TKKM o Nga Mokopuna
WELLINGTON

Verity Andrews

Diocesan School for Girls
AUCKLAND

Kairangi Cox

Rotorua Lakes High School
BAY OF PLENTY

Logan Allomes

Mt Albert Grammar School
AUCKLAND

Stephanie Post

St Hildas Collegiate
OTAGO

Tia Pettifer

Trident High School 
BAY OF PLENTY

Hayley Xie

Macleans College
AUCKLAND

Brianna Orams

Long Bay College
AUCKLAND

Fili Fepulea'i

Aorere College
AUCKLAND

Elvira Trowbridge

Kaipara College 
AUCKLAND