Wattie's Cans for Good - 2016 Winners

Collect. Educate. Create. Donate. Find out about our Wattie's Cans for Good - an exciting national event running week of 30th October by The Salvation Army in partnership with Wattie's for New Zealand primary schools.

Collect. Educate. Create. Donate.

We were overwhelmed with the phenomenal entries submitted for Cans for Good in 2016. All the entries were amazingly creative and reflected hardwork and careful thought by their creators. It was really hard selecting the winners but we selected five winners who best met our criteria of ‘creativity’, ‘significance’ and ‘effort’.

Winner: Belmont Primary School

Why they’ve won:

The kids at Belmont Primay School were super creative producing a stop motion style video, with a group of cans revealed into a beautiful image as a note of “Thanks” to Wattie’s and the Salvation Army for launching this initiative. With only 450 children, the school donated an impressive 900 cans!

Check out their entry here.

Winner: Eskdale School in Napier

Why they’ve won:

The can committee at Eskdale School worked really hard to create a video showing their can creation: “Kiwis Can” – and the meaning behind this (the spirit of giving and helping those in need). With only 266 students, they had a goal of collecting 600 cans but ended up with an impressive 1232 cans! Eskdale School would like to especially thank Maizi and Albie Williams-Lamb for their efforts, doing odd jobs around their neighbourhood to be paid in cans! Well done!

Check out their entry here.

Winner: KenaKena School in Paraparaumu

Why they’ve won:

This can creation video created by KenaKena School had a really special meaning – “taking social action” – which the school does regularly having collected previously for Fiji and Kaikoura. We love the meaning of their can creation which is all about NZ coming together. Check out their Waka (which represents their charity journey) and their “charity heroes” flying in to give cans to people in need!

Check out their entry here.

Winner: Marina View School in West Harbour Auckland

Why they’ve won:

Marina View School put lots of thought into their can creation. The significance behind their video aligns to the values of The Salvation Army food banks. It highlighted how donated cans will help hungry children in need.

Check out their entry here.

Winner: St Mary’s school in Foxton

Why they’ve won:

A school of only 32 students, the Year 4-8s created a video for the first time – constructing a beautiful Christmas tree. Their message was simple: Love, Courage, Community and Service. They’ve gone above and beyond collecting cans with the help of supermarkets who allowed them to stand outside to collect donations.

Check out their entry here.

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Wattie's Cans for Good

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Heinz Watties