Nuku’alofa – May 5, 2021: 9.20am (Enviro News): The 2021 National Environment Week Quiz Competition started on Tuesday, May 4 with the first four schools taking part in a recorded program at the Radio and Television Tonga studio in Fasi.
On hand to open the competition for the evening were Tupou High School and Lavengamalie College, with Tapunisiliva Campus and Liahona High School facing off in the second match.
Winners for the evening were Lavengamalie, from match 1, and Liahona High School.
A total of 10 schools have registered for the event.
Competition matches are held every Tuesday and Thursday, with the program scheduled to finish off at the end of the month with the finals.
The Ministry of Environment (MEIDECC) is partnering with the Ministry of Education and Training in organising the quiz competition, which is open for Form 4 students.
The event is part of the National Environment Week program, which will end on June 5 – which is Environment Day.
Director Environment Mrs Atelaite Lupe Matoto has acknowledged the sponsorship from those who have come forward to help fund the Environment Week activities.
Sponsors included the Australian High Commission and Chinese Embassy in Nuku’alofa, the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) in Samoa, No Pelesitiki Campaign and Member of Parliament Hon Semisi Sika.
Recorded quiz matches will be televised on a delayed arrangement on TV Tonga, around 6pm on Wednesdays and Fridays.