Yowie Awards $1000 to Local Third Grade Class

News Yowie Awards 1000 To Local Third Grade Class

Yowie presented Ms. Park’s third grade class with a $1,000 check and provided Yowie to Rockford Christian Elementary.

(NEW YORK) October 31, 2022 – After putting the call out to elementary teachers in the northern Illinois region to create a short video sharing facts, interesting information, or an art project about their favorite endangered animals, Yowie has found a winner! Ms. Park’s third grade class at Rockford Christian Elementary shared an art project about protecting sea turtles and took home the grand prize of $1000 for their classroom and Yowie for the whole school!

What is a Yowie? Well, Yowie is the Australian equivalent of bigfoot and each of the Yowie characters (the previously mentioned Rumble, Squish, Crag, Boof, Nap and Ditty) is the guardian of a different natural habitat. Inside each of their colorful, foil wrapping is delicious, clean-label chocolate. The surprise-inside chocolate treat is sustainably sourced, Rainforest Alliance Certified, and contains no GMOs, palm oil, gluten, nuts or artificial colors and flavors. Plus, each Yowie features an endangered animal collectible inside and a bite-size leaflet to help kids learn about that animal.

According to Rockford Christian Elementary principal Matt Nyberg, the prize could not have gone to a more deserving teacher. “Mrs. Park is a great example of a teacher who goes above and beyond for the students in her class,” he said.  “ You can see how her energy creates among the students such a positive environment.”

“Yowie is all about connecting children with the natural world and teaching them about conservation, that’s why we love opportunities like this to connect with and support a local community,” said Yowie CMO Cynthia Thayer. “We loved that Ms. Park got her whole class involved in this project and we couldn’t agree more, save the sea turtles!”

“I’m so excited to use this money to enhance our STEM and science lessons,” Mrs. Park said. “This is more than I usually get to think about, so I’m not sure what specifically I’ll spend it on, but we can always use more books!”

About Yowie

Yowie is best known for its flagship product, the Yowie surprise-inside chocolate. Each Yowie product is created in the shape of the Yowie characters and contains limited-edition collectible animal toys and a full-color leaflet featuring a picture of the real-life animal, its profile and level of endangerment.

Yowie’s social media channels and website allow collectors to learn more about the animals and their world while having loads of fun through games and competitions. The combination of tasty, clean-label treats, fun animal toys and a digital platform encourages kids to learn about the natural world and understand its need for protection. For more information visit www.yowie.com.