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Perry Outdoor Education Trust



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Perry Outdoor Education Trust equips schools in low socio-economic communities to develop young people using outdoor education experiences.

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Perry Outdoor Education Trust delivers training to provide teachers with the skills to deliver quality outdoor education programmes.

For many of my students, the opportunities that are provided are a first and encourage them to continue to strive to expand their horizons.

-Principal, Ngaruawahia High School

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Check this awesome promo from our supporters Kiwi Camping and their friends Forest & Bird. Best school camp photo I've seen for a while!Wacky weka – Grace Hill (12) from Dunedin took this photo at her year 8 school camp and scooped Forest & Bird magazine’s Parting Shot prize – a Tawa sleeping bag and self-inflating Explorer mat (total value $288), courtesy of Kiwi Camping.

Will you be our next Parting Shot winner? Send your best nature photo with caption to editor@forestandbird.org.nz OR tag us on instagram by 16 August to be in to win. It can feature any native bird, plant, lizard, marine animal, or natural landscape.
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Check this awesome promo from our supporters Kiwi Camping and their friends Forest & Bird.  Best school camp photo Ive seen for a while!

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Great pic, I love it!

Thank you to everyone that came along & supported us at the NZ Mountain Film Festival last night - a big shout out to all the amazing event sponsors that made it possible - Lodge Real Estate, PAK ‘n SAVE Mill Street, Trek 'n' Travel, Outfitters, Three Peaks Manuka Honey, Podium Lodge - Cambridge NZ, Extreme Edge Rock Climbing Hamilton, Raglan Rock and Hospice Waikato ... See MoreSee Less

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Films were next level!

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A defining principle in our programme is teacher facilitation

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Five Things

Five Things

The weekend is nearly here and whether you’ll be spending it indoors or outdoors, we’ve brought you five more links from around the web to read in your downtime. Should kids climb trees? How high should they climb? Which trees are safe to climb? A whole heap of...

Waste Free Event

Waste Free Event

We hear the term waste-free banded around quite a lot, but when it comes to events our eco-conscious ideals often seem to go out of the window – balloons, plastic wrapped snacks, drink bottles and promotional trinkets all become the accepted offerings. The Lodge Real...



As a non profit organisation there is always a list of 'need to haves' and 'nice to haves'.  Purchasing any big ticket item often involves a lot of angst;  should we invest in a high quality item for the future or just make do with what we have?  Are we making the...

We thank POET for enabling us to invest in our students. Building their confidence, social and emotional capital will ensure that they will be better citizens of tomorrow

-Principal, Melville High School

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