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Schools Demonstrate Silver Status

World Environment Day approaching, good time for schools to publicise environmental sustainability

Enviroschools Canterbury are providing six schools in Christchurch, Ashburton and Lincoln with a sign for the front of their grounds to celebrate their “silver” Enviroschools status.

“With World Environment Day on Thursday June 5, many schools are organising activities around that day,” says Andrea Creighton, Enviroschools co-ordinator. “By putting up signs at the six local schools which acknowledge the work and ongoing commitment they are making to environmental sustainability, we are providing an ongoing reminder to parents and people who visit or pass by these schools of the excellent work they are doing.

“It’s a well-deserved pat on the back for the pupils driving sustainability. Enviroschools starts at the bronze level and works through silver to green-gold, with school pupils progressively building a more sustainable environment for themselves and their wider school community. Silver is an excellent achievement and shows a significant commitment to sustainability principles,” she says.

Confirmed dates:
Cashmere Primary, June 3, 2.15pm
Our Lady of Fatima, Mairehau, June 4, 11.45 am
Kids First Lincoln, June 4, 330pm
Kids First Opawa, June 9, 10.00am
South New Brighton, June 19, 12.00 midday
Ashburton Borough, June 20, 11.30am

Contact people:
Cashmere Primary: Principal Jacqui Duncan
Our Lady of Fatima: Principal Denis Aberhart, lead teacher Chris Meehan
Kids First Kindergartens: Sue Morrisey
South New Brighton: Principal John Bockett, lead teacher Sartia McGeoch
Ashburton Borough: Principal Sam Winterbourne, lead teacher John Hooper

For more information on the national Enviroschools programme and awards scheme, go to



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