The main focus of the Untouched World™ Charitable Trust is youth leadership. The programmes involve school students, years 11-13, and pre-service teachers beginning their teaching career. In both cases we are trying to build leadership capability. The students and pre-service teachers are mentored by lecturers, teachers and community educators from a range of backgrounds.
Marlborough Sounds – Island Restoration
The Blumine Island project is focused on returning the island to its original state, without introduced predators, and then developing a sanctuary for native animal and plant species at risk. Key outcomes are:
Youth leadership through personal experience
Feedback planning and action – in a context of biodiversity
Cultural best practice and conservation
Evaluation and implementation of new ideas
Encouraging community benefits for the Marlborough Sounds
“We have been living and acting sustainably all week. We have been doing this not for ourselves but for the future of all humans and animals.”
– Katie Keir, Queen Charlotte College
“I loved learning about the history of Blumine Island, the wildlife and about conservation. I made new friends and a I really want to make an effort to improve life on this island.”
– Malaika Cockerell, Lincoln High School
Check out the clip below to see what the team from TV3's Campbell Live thought of their trip to Blumine Island...