Rebecca Renwick has spent the year working through the Young Enterprise Scheme programme with her business Purpose Swimwear. Her bikinis are made from plastic collected from the ocean and she strives to make a sustainable change within the fashion industry. In November Rebecca won the North Auckland regional competition with her pitch, which secured her flights and a place in the national competition.
Last week Rebecca competed against 21 other teams during the day, and at the awards dinner received not only the MBIE National Excellence Award for Innovation but placed third overall for Company of the Year. There were 1,000 companies working through YES this year and Purpose placed in the top three. Next year Rebecca will study Commerce at Victoria University half time, so she can continue working on Purpose Swimwear. If you would like to find out more or follow her journey there are some links below:
ASHS Students take action - Students Against Drink Driving promote sober driving message
On Friday 15th November 2019, Albany Senior High School SADD group lead by national leader Ben Bonne attended a CBT checkpoint with the Waitemata IPT and PSU teams, and Lisa from AT. The students worked alongside police to promote the sober driving message.
Once the driver had been checked by police the student approached them and thanked them for being a sober driver. You could see their mood immediately lift and a smile would appear on their face and it was evident that they were positively affected by the students' messages (the lollies also helped – thanks AT). Here is a link to the video the students produced at the checkpoint. https://youtu.be/X700LfMu2d4
Thank you for the opportunity to attend the checkpoint. The SADD students really appreciated it and are looking forward to spreading more road safety messages in 2020.