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Are you interested in the environment? If so, and you are also a year ten student in Tweed Shire, you are invited to apply for one of 18 free positions to join the four-day Outward Bound program taking place from 2 to 5 July.

The program is designed to inspire, build confidence, communication and collaboration skills in participants to assist them to lead a future environmental initiative or get involved with a local environmental organisation.

‘We want the students to have fun, connect with the incredible natural environment we live in, hear from others in their age group and take action on environmental opportunities that matter to them,’ explained Tweed Shire Council’s sustainability program leader Debbie Firestone.

The theme for the 2019 program is measurability which is an important aspect of any environmental project. The Program will incorporate the theme through topics on waste, custodianship, respect, gratitude, ecological monitoring and individual and collective carbon footprints etc.

‘Our aim is to have one or two students from each of the 12 secondary schools in the Tweed attend,’ Ms Firestone said. 

All Tweed Shire Year 10 students are invited to apply for a free place on this course. Applications close at 5pm on Monday 6 May 2019. Successful applicants will be announced after 20 May 2019.

General program information and application forms are available online or from your school’s Year 10 Year Advisor.

For more information contact Outward Bound’s Jemma Laurie by calling 0427 290 594 or emailing [email protected]


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