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Ten finalists in the running to win a 2020 TREEmendous event have been selected!

Congratulations and good luck to the following schools, we can’t wait to see you develop your ideas even further in stage two of the application process!

Burnside Primary School (Christchurch), Hobsonville Point Primary (Auckland), Kihikihi Primary School (Waikato), Oturu School (Kaitaia), Roslyn School (Palmerston North), St Joseph’s School (Nelson), Stanhope Road School (Auckland), Whanganui Intermediate School (Whanganui), Mauriceville School (Masterton) and Richmond School (Napier).

Thank you to all the teachers and students around the country who worked so hard on their applications. It is inspiring to see how passionate students are in learning about and caring for the environment.

Be sure to check back here, as the final four winning schools will be announced in November!

The four winners will each receive a $10,000 TREEmendous event at their schools in 2020 and the runners-up will receive $500 each towards their projects. The TREEmendous team will work closely with the winning schools to help them develop their ideas, create a suitable planting programme and bring their visions to life.

Over the past 11 years, The Mazda Foundation and Project Crimson have worked with 49 schools around New Zealand to create amazing outdoor learning spaces by planting hundreds of native trees and plants.

Communities from the top of the North Island to the bottom of the South have come together to create inspiring outdoor learning spaces at a range of primary and intermediate schools around the country.

Click here to check out our previous TREEmendous transformations and get some inspiration for your school.

If you were unsuccessful with your entry, you may like to apply directly to the Mazda Foundation for funding for your project, or to Project Crimson’s Trees That Count programme for native trees to support your planting plans.

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