Up to 60 tamariki in Years 4-8 took part in a hui at the Cross Recreation Centre last week.

Clutha District Council Enviroschools coordinator Scott Martin says, “The event brought together Enviroschools students from across the district for a day of hands-on activities exploring the links between Enviroschools, sustainability and hauora.”

Para Kore rongoâ practitioner Kane Holmes (pictured) showed students how to forage for native plants and learn about their traditional uses, with other activities ranging from traditional M-ori games to mindfulness to finding our common connections.

There are 10 Enviroschools in the Clutha District (Balclutha Primary School, Clinton Primary School, Clutha Valley School, Rosebank Primary School, The Catlins Area School, Tokomairiro High School, Waihola District School, Waitahuna School, Waiwera South School and Warepa School).

The schools commit to along-term sustainability journey and students plan, design and take action, leading sustainability projects in their schools and neighbourhoods.