Kerikeri High School held a number of Community Action events over a number of days which coincided with Keep New Zealand Beautiful Week. Students were involved in a poster competition to design new recycling bins for the school, prizes were given for a school-wide quiz about waste. Students also held stalls throughout the school to educate others about the importance of separating recycling items.
A local waste management company got involved and offered free recycling and rubbish bags for groups of students to conduct a clean up of the local surroundings, including a nearby beach. The rubbish that was collected was then audited by students who will be presenting their results to the whole school in the coming weeks.
A turtle sculpture was also made from recycled plastic bottles and beeswax wrap workshops were held for interested participants.