Waitākere College

Young Reporters for the Environment 2023

Ka ora whenua, ka ora tatou katoa.
When the land is well, the people are well.

In term two, our Year 10 English Shine classes (10P and 10M) worked on a submission to the national, Young Reporters for the Environment competition. Our students worked hard to identify, investigate, and analyse pressing environmental issues that are impacting our future. Under the theme of 'Litter Less' we developed our own investigative articles exploring important challenges that our generation faces all the while, practising our formal writing skills. 

The main areas we looked into were: 

  • E-Waste

  • Sustainable Consumption

  • Packaging

  • Marine Waste/Microplastics

It is with great pride that we congratulate our students who have done exceptionally well in this competition.

In the 11-14 year old category 
3rd Place Overall: ‘E-waste and Why We Should Deal with It’ by Madison Bryant

Honourable Mentions
Plastic Packaging Polluting the Environment by Hayley Jensen
E-waste - The frighteningly fast-growing problem that we need to pay more attention to by Ilyaas Noor

In the 15-18  year old category
Honourable Mentions
Marine waste and microplastics; the solution to ocean pollution by David Sok
Our Oceans Against Marine Debris by Adam Webb

Please check out their mahi and our other student’s work on our Google Site here 

Ngā mihi,

Miss Munro (Teacher of 10P), Ms Webb (Teacher of 10M), and Mr McGhee (Head of English Shine)