Top Outdoor Spot competition back for 2015

Kiwi school children will be asked to snap photos, draw pictures and share creative descriptions of their favourite outdoor places as part of the 2015 Top Outdoor Spot competition.

The competition will run on the New Zealand Walking Access Commission's curriculum-aligned Both Sides of the Fence education website from 26 January to 20 March 2015.

Commission Chief Executive Mark Neeson said the competition provided teachers with an entertaining and educational means of raising awareness of responsible behaviour in the outdoors.

“The competition aims to get children thinking about why they value the outdoors and why our access culture and heritage is so important. Many schools run camps and other outdoor activities during term one and the Both Sides of the Fence website is an engaging way for teachers to educate children about responsible behaviour when accessing the outdoors.â€