More than 10,000 dreams were shared by over 5000 kids on Dream Bank this year, part of Westpac and the Sir Peter Blake Trusts’ Red Socks Day celebration.
“We’ve seen a strong focus on the environment, with one in three young Kiwis dreaming of solving key issues such as global warming, the amount of plastic and rubbish in our oceans and waterways, deep sea mining, and the survival of endangered species like our native kiwi,” said Shelley Campbell, Sir Peter Blake Trust CEO.
Nine out of ten kids submitted a dream where they told us they wanted to help create a better New Zealand – whether through protecting the environment, tackling poverty and inequality, and being safer and healthier.
Bullying was also a strong theme within dreams for New Zealand. Young people shared their own personal experiences of bullying and said they were dreaming of a “bully-free” New Zealand.
Westpac is ranked the world’s most sustainable bank, and is involved in many community initiatives that are aligned with these key themes – like our work with Sir John Kirwan around depression and mental wellness, financial education with Massey University, the Middlemore Foundation, Women of Influence, and the Attitude Awards.
Check out dreambank.co.nz to explore the key insights discovered, and see some of the amazing dreams.
Some of the key trends and insights highlighted in the 2017 Dream Bank results are: