Taking it Outdoors with POET
About Our Work
Perry Outdoor Education Trust equips schools in low socio-economic communities to develop young people using outdoor education experiences.
what we do
POET Programme Coordinators work alongside school staff
In The Field
POET Programme Coordinators work alongside teachers
A defining principle in our programme is teacher facilitation
Our Latest Blog Posts
To support our work we run an annual fundraiser - the NZ Mountain Film Festival. It's a collection of the best short films from the Wanaka event and this year was our fifth time hosting the event in Hamilton. We were all set for the night of the 12th August; our...
In the Maratoto Valley, just north of Paeroa is the location of a campground for two of our school camps and the site for this year’s POET base camp. In the middle of the valley lies the Maratoto Rock, a towering pinnacle which rises dramatically from the valley...
Written by Gemma Periam With schools being back today, what type of learning will be valued and prioritised? Will it be just another form of lockdown for students in the hope of ‘catching up’ on what has been missed while learning at home? Will schools even consider...