Mazda foundation

 

Treemendous first sprung from the ground in 2008. Since then, with Treemendous sponsor the Mazda Foundation, we have worked with 31 schools from the top of the North Island to the bottom of the South to create amazing native gardens and outdoor classrooms.

Four New Zealand schools are chosen each year to have their grounds improved and enhanced through the implementation of their ideas, be it a lizard garden, a substantial native planting, creation of our outdoor classroom, creating bird habitats or all of these and more! It's a prize worth $10,000 and all New Zealand primary and intermediate schools can apply.  Such is the success of Treemendous that it was a finalist in the 2015 Green Ribbon Awards.

In 2016 we will be visiting St Joseph's Catholic School in Temuka, Wyndham Primary School in Southland, Discovery School in Whitby and Argyll East School in Hawke's Bay. You can read more about their plans here.

Thank you to all the schools around the country that took the time out to submit an application this round. It was fantastic to see all of your innovative ideas and it really showcased the appreciation and enthusiasm for the environment we have in our communities.

Could your school benefit from an environmentally focused outdoor education space? Don't miss out, apply for one of our 2017 Treemendous School Makeovers. Details coming soon, watch this space!