St Francis Primary School, Falmouth, Cornwall, UK
What an inspiring story; our children where shocked, surprised and motivated by your visit. It was evident, from the posters they produced, that they want to do everything they can to be help refuse, reduce, reuse and recycle plastics.
Mrs Gowing, Year 5 teacher
St Heliers School, Auckland, New Zealand
A huge thank you and hia ora for taking time out of your busy schedule to visit St Heliers School and educate our young tamariki about your tour around Aotearoa on a bamboo bicycle. It would not have been as memorable and educational a visit without your input, energy, dedication and hard work.
Sarah Mill, Year 4 team leader
Ponsonby Primary School, Auckland, New Zealand
The presentation was very well put together and the children loved brainstorming creative solutions to the single use plastic pandemic. We are a very environmentally proactive school, so we were quick to book Libby in when it was suggested by a parent who had read an article about her mission in the New Zealand Herald newspaper. Thank you Libby and good luck with the kaitiaki you meet on your journey.
Dr Anne Malcolm, Principal
Waiheke Island High School, Auckland, New Zealand
It was no mean feat to capture the attention of 300 children on the last afternoon of the school year. During the presentation children were captivated and engaged in finding ways to resolve the issues of ocean plastics.
Tony Sears, Deputy Principal
Bay of Islands International Academy, Northland, New Zealand
Libby gave presentations to all our classes. We pride ourselves on having pupils who think outside the box, so they generated good solutions to the plastic scourge. One of the ideas relates to our upcoming market, where the children have decided to bring in cups from home for the lemonade stand, rather than using single use plastic cups.
Chris Bell, principal
NZ Surf Experience, Ahipara, Northland, New Zealand
Libby talked to us at our surf camp at one of our pizza evenings. Everyone enjoyed the presentation and I think have already started to look at plastic differently. People come to us to learn to surf, but get involved in local community projects too. They all love the environmental aspect of our set up.
Les, founder of NZ Surf Experience
Mangonui School, Northland, New Zealand
What an amazing school this one is! I am hijacking the testimonial section here to shout their praises. A lot of the schools have been forward thinking and proactive, but this school really stands out in terms of strong leadership and moulding their pupils into effective future environmental game-changers.
Libby, Tread Lighter!
Taipa School, Northland, New Zealand
Here at Taipa School we have been proactive in researching and producing wax wraps so we use less plastic in our lunch boxes. So Libby’s presentation was timely and gave the kids the chance to develop their understanding of the ocean plastics problem.
Peria School, Northland, New Zealand
Libby spoke to the whole school in two separate groups. She differentiated the talk effectively so that kindergarten pupils could access the information just as easily as the older pupils. A thought-provoking morning that got all pupils involved.
Kerikeri High School, Kerikeri, New Zealand
Libby gave 4 talks throughout the day to Year 8 – Year 12 pupils. Pupils were captivated and were invited to participate in the presentation. They clearly understood the problem of ocean plastics and what they can do to help as the future kaitiaki. Thank you very much Libby.
Year 8 teacher
Riverview Primary School, Kerikeri, New Zealand
Libby presented her message in a vibrant and compelling manner, engaging the 400 children throughout, and they were enthralled with what she had to say. Her bicycle and visual presentation were effective aids in supporting her message, which captured the hearts and minds of the children.
Ken McLeay, Principal
Paihia School, Paihia, New Zealand
I never thought about plastic rubbish much. I love animals in the sea and I want to help them, so now I can be more plastic clever.
Ngunguru School, Tutukaka Coast, Northland, New Zealand – 24th November 2017
I went straight home and looked up plastic on the internet. I looked at nurdles with Libby. I am going to keep my nurdle to remind me to keep thinking about plastic. I am happy that Libby came to talk to my whole school.
Year 2 pupil
Bream Bay College, Ruakaka, Northland, New Zealand
I loved learning about the animals. It is awful what we do to the sea. I want to change my family and my town and make us better. (This pupil even did a spontaneous litter pick up in the outdoor lunch area whilst escorting me out of the school complex. Fabulous!)
St Luke’s Grammar School, North Curl Curl, Sydney, Australia
Libby visited Kindergarten to talk to us about sustainability and caring for our environment. It was a terrific visual talk, age appropriate to the kids and interactive when opportunities arose. The kids were engaged throughout and certainly took away practical ideas to share with their family and friends. Libby’s presentation was low fuss and required nil teacher set up or pack up. Highly recommended. Best wishes Libby and thank you for visiting us.
Debbie Kempson, Kindergarten teacher
North Curl Curl School, Sydney, Australia
Libby visited our school and spoke to our Kindergarten classes. She got the pupils involved and inspired all of us. Several of the pupils set up a local beach clean club following her presentation.