I am happy to talk to small groups, large groups, young groups, old groups, schools, surf clubs, office staff… anyone really – I just want to spread the clean ocean, clean living love and encourage real life superheroes to be positive role models and help change the world… If you would like me to come and talk rubbish (!), please get in touch, I look forward to hearing from you.
Here is a list of groups I have talked to and some testimonials from people who seemed to enjoy it!
St Andrews International High School, Blantyre, Malawi – 17th and 18th September 2018
St Andrews International Primary School, Blantyre, Malawi – 14th September 2018
Fish Hoek Primary School, Cape Town, South Africa – 25th May 2018
Public talk: Yes Stories, London, UK – 22nd April 2018
Queenstown Primary School, NZ – 29th March 2018
Remarkables Primary School, Frankton, NZ – 29th March 2018
Shotover Country School, Frankton, NZ – 28th March 2018
Queenstown Primary School, NZ – 28th March 2018
Public talk: Sherwood Lodge, Queenstown, NZ – 27th March 2018
Arrowtown Primary School, NZ – 27th March 2018
Te Anua Primary School, Te Anau, NZ – 23rd March 2018
Fiordland College, Te Anau, NZ – 23rd March 2018
Rosebank School, Balclutha, NZ – 19th March 2018
Roma Hapa School, Balclutha, NZ – 19th March 2018
Waitahuna School, Balclutha, NZ – 19th March 2018
Fenwick Primary School, Oamaru – 15th March 2018
Selwyn Girls School, Christchurch – 13th March 2018
Kaikoura High School – 12th March 2018
St Joseph’s Primary School, Kaikoura – 12th March 2018
Kaikoura Primary School – 12th March 2018
Marlborough Envirohub, Picton – 8th March 2018
Waikawa Bay Primary School – 8th March 2018
Picton Primary School – 7th March 2018
Witherlea Kindergarten, Blenheim – 7th March 2018
Mayfield Kindergarten, Blenheim – 7th March 2018
Waimea Intermediate School, Richmond – 6th March 2018
Tahunanui Primary School – 6th March 2018
Nelson South Kindergarten – 6th March 2018
Stoke Kindergarten, Nelson – 6th March
Nelson College for Girls – Envirogroup evening presentation – 5th March 2018
Clifton Terrace School, Nelson – 5th March 2018
Hira School – 5th March 2018
Waimea College, Richmond – 28th February 2018
The Sustainability Trust – 24th February 2018
Raumati South Primary School – 22nd February 2018
Waitohu Primary School, Otaki – 21st February 2018
Whakaronga Schoool, Palmerston North – 20th February 2018
Longburn School, Palmerston North – 20th February 2018
Ross Intermediate School, Palmerston North – 19th February 2018
Hastings Intermediate School – 16th February 2018
Haumoana Primary School – 15th February 2018
Napier Girls High School – 14th February 2018
Napier Intermediate School – 14th February 2018
Napier Aquarium – variouslocal schools and general public – 13th February 2018
Papamoa Coast Kindergarten – 7th February 2018
Papamoa College Special School – 7th February 2018
Thames South School – 5th February 2018
St Patrick’s Catholic School, Taupo – 1st February 2018
Greening Taupo kids – 1st February 2018
Taupo Primary School – 31st January 2018
Waitetuna School, Raglan – 18th December 2017
It was particularly special for me to talk at this rural school. Not only did they have some brilliant thinkers there, but one of them turned out unexpectedly to be the son of a long lost friend of mine. I had last seen him when he was only a few weeks old. What a fantastic reunion and what a lot of inventive plans he had to revolutionise how we use plastic.
Matapihi Kindergarten, Raglan – 18th December 2017
We had a wonderful time at the Matapihi Kindergarten School, talking to the little superheroes about plastics and learning from them in their wonderful museum.
St Heliers School, Auckland – 13th December 2017
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 – 12th December 2017
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.
Icebreaker NZ Office, Auckland – 12th December 2017
I first contacted Icebreaker at the start of November when I arrived in New Zealand. They took me on as one of their Southern Chronicles pioneers and very generously gave me lots of marvellous merino clothing to keep me warm on cold days, cool on warm days and non-stinky every day. I was so excited to speak to the lovely HQ staff that I totally forgot to ask someone to take photos for me. D’oh!
Waiheke Island High School, Auckland – 11th December 2017
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.
Bay of Islands International Academy – 7th December 2017
Libby gave presentations to all our classes. We pride ourselves on having pupils who think outside the box, so they came up with good ideas for 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.
NZ Surf Experience, Ahipara, Northland – 6th December 2017
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 – 6th December 2017
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 gamechangers. Libby
Taipa School, Northland – 6th December 2017
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 – 6th December 2017
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.
Kaingaroa School, Northland – 5th December 2017
Kaingaroa School is proud to have pupils who think outside the box. Libby’s presentation gave them plenty to think about, they generated solutions to avoid using single use plastic. It was a productive and worthwhile morning, thank you Libby.
Kerikeri High School, Kerikeri – 1st December 2017
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.
Riverview Primary School, Kerikeri – 28th November 2017
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 – 27th November 2017
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. Awesome pupil
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 – 21st November 2017
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!
Sunnybrae Normal School, Auckland, New Zealand – 16th November 2017
These pupils are anything but ‘normal’. They produced extraordinary suggestions to help people avoid using single use plastic. Good work, team! Libby
St Luke’s Grammar School, North Curl Curl, Sydney – 9th November 2017
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 – 2nd November 2017
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.