Where are they heading? – Courtney

Where are they heading? – Courtney

In 2016, the first POET Head Start Scholarships were awarded to five students from across the schools that POET works with. The scholarships were created with the support of the Brian Perry Charitable Trust as a way to invest further into our students and communities....
Our People: Craig

Our People: Craig

We started the ”Our People” series of blog posts to connect our audience to the people working behind the scenes of our organisation.  It was a way to tell our story and share the different personal observations and experiences that collectively help drive...
Smiles All Round

Smiles All Round

Sometimes you just get lucky and are delivered a great story to share; that’s what happened earlier this week and we couldn’t wait to post it for you all to read. Mark Ewing (in his own words) takes us on a bit of his lifelong outdoor journey.  His funny...
Community First

Community First

This week is Volunteer Week and just like last year, we wanted to share the stories of some of people we know who are giving back to their community by sharing their time, knowledge and skills. As a community organisation we believe in the importance of this week to...
Our People: Mike

Our People: Mike

I became aware of the work of POET during my time as a lecturer at the University of Waikato. As a teacher and researcher of outdoor education I was drawn to POET’s mission of making a difference in young people’s lives through place-responsive approaches to learning....
Play Outdoors

Play Outdoors

Hi, we’re Dan and Nicky from Playcreative. We’ve both grown up in nature, just slightly different forms of nature, due to our super active and adventurous families; Dan grew up riding mountain bike trails almost before he could walk, and Nicky grew up on and...

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