Inspiring Young Leaders

Sir Peter Blake is widely recognised as one of New Zealand's greatest leaders.  He believed in the incredible potential of young kiwis to achieve great things and the Young Leader Award celebrates students who demonstrate outstanding leadership within their schools and communities. In its seventh year, the Sir Peter Blake Trusts offers one Young Leader Award to a Year 5-8 student from every primary and intermediate school in New Zealand annually. 

This year the Young Leader Award saw 634 students recognised for their leadership style from schools  reaching every corner of New Zealand. Nominations from 2018 contained a range of inspiring stories about children who shine through their own leadership approach - be it big or bold or quiet and caring. 

Some of the 2018 participating schools:

Aberdeen School, ACG Sunderland, Amuri Area School, Banks Avenue School, Bayswater School, Blaketown School, Bluff School, Carterton School, East Gore School, Fairfield School, Fairlie School, Foxton School, Glendene School, Glenfield Intermediate, Greytown School, Hawea Flat School, Henderson Intermediate, Hilltop School, Iona College, Kaikohe West School, Kamo Intermediate, Linwood North School, Masterton Intermediate, Ohakune School, Pompallier Catholic School, Queen Margaret College, Remarkables Primary School, Saint Kentigern Girl's School, St Joseph's School, Windy Ridge School.

This is a free programme proudly sponsored by Westpac, where each nominated student receives a prize pack including medal, certificate, book, red socks and a pin.

"Isabel is a hard working student who enjoys academic success, exhibits very mature sportsmanship, personifies our school values of kindness and is a natural leader and role model." - Silverstream School