Sustainable North West Enviro Race Sponsored by Tamworth Regional Council
The amazing race is open to schools from across North West region. It is a all day event that challenges students to learn about sustainable behaviour in a fun and engaging race format.
The race, open to year 7-12 students and is hosted by Sustainable North West and proudly sponsored by Tamworth Regional Council and supported by local community groups and businesses. The race offers students a fun, hands-on approach to learning about the human impact on the environment.
The Sustainable North West Enviro Race is designed to meet many of the criteria set by the Board of Studies for high school students studying geography and human society and its environment. For this reason we’ve changed the event to be held in school hours when whole classes can attend on a day excursion.
The race will include a number of stations where students will be required to work with experts and volunteers to find the answers to questions, provide their own ideas about living more sustainably and how we can better care for our environment.
2017 Enviro Race
Green kids are off and running in the Amazing Enviro Race 2017
Winner Junior: Apple Watch
Winner Senior: Go-Pro
Tamworth’s green youth were off and running again in Sustainable North Wests’ Amazing Enviro Race on Friday 10 March 2017 at Bicentennial Park. The event, now in its fifth year, is a series of physical and mental challenges based on environment and sustainability issues. The kids complete a short course through Bicentennial Park and surrounds competing in ten challenges all while dressed up in “anything green”.
The race was open to school students in year 7 to 12, and attracted over 100 entries. The Race is part of the Sustainable North West Program, encompassing a series of events held each year aimed at educating, informing and inspiring residents of the North West to live more sustainably.
Sustainable North West has been running since 2009, and this is the fifth year the Amazing Enviro Race has been included as part of the Program. The FREE event aims to engage our regions high school students to think about what they can do to minimise their impact on the environment in a fun and creative way.
“Last year 70 participants from local schools, sporting clubs and youth groups participated with this year shaping up to be even bigger. The help and support of Tamworth Regional Council’s Sustainability Unit has been essential in allowing the Committee to put the event on.” said Stephanie Cameron, Chair of the Sustainable North West Committee.
“Entry is free with two age categories (Junior and Senior) and major prizes for the first pair home, as well as a number of prizes for best dressed & ‘lucky entry’ prizes. Prizes include: Apple watches, Fit Bits, Saltwater Wine Vouchers, drones and more – but you have to be in it to win it!” Ms Cameron said.
“The course is less than 3 kilometres long, but teams can choose to walk or run this distance according to their fitness level. It’s really about participation, and having a good time while learning about what can be done to help live sustainably. This generation has a huge role to play in shaping the future of environmental awareness and action. The race is a fun way to get them thinking about the small changes they can make in their everyday lives to minimise their impact on the environment,” Ms Cameron said.