Kids lead the way on environmental education


Students from several Brimbank schools became teachers for a day at the University Park Primary School ‘Waste Not…want not: Lets aim for zero waste’ event.

The event was part of Kids Teaching Kids Week (3-7 September) – where more than 10,000 students across Australia teach one another about the environment.

Over 100 students from seven schools presented workshops teaching each other about locally relevant environmental issues. This is the ninth year that Brimbank schools have participated in Kids Teaching Kids events.

Brimbank Mayor Cr Margaret Giudice said the event supported Brimbank students to showcase their leadership skills and their passion for the environment.

“The challenges we face in caring for and reducing our impact on the environment are significant – so it’s great seeing students taking an interest in the environment and helping to create environmental leaders.

“In Brimbank, we work with the community to care for our environment and build sustainability into our community, through activities such as plantings, working with friends groups and promoting sustainable practices.

“It is important for Council to support and recognise Brimbank schools for the work and effort they are putting into protecting our natural environment and promoting a sustainable lifestyle.

“Managing waste and recycling is a subject of increasing interest and one that our community cares about strongly.

“Council echoes this sentiment, and recently launched the Brimbank Waste, Recycling and Litter Strategy to raise awareness around reducing waste and improving recycling in our community.

“The fantastic workshops and ideas displayed by students at the school event is another reminder that our community want to waste less and recycle more - together we can create a healthy environment now and into the future,” Cr Giudice said.

The Kids Teaching Kids ‘Waste Not…want not: Let’s aim for zero waste’ event was held on Friday 7 September at University Park Primary School, Lister Street, St Albans.

The event was run in partnership with University Park Primary School, Kids Teaching Kids and Brimbank City Council.