brimbank,
11
September
2015
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02:47
Australia/Melbourne

Kids Teaching Kids the way on Environment

120 students from 12 Brimbank schools became teachers for a day at Derrimut Primary School. It's all a part of the Kids Teaching Kids Week where over 13,000 students across Australia teach each other about the environment. The 12 schools were double the number of last year's.

The schools were

  • Derrimut Primary School
  • Manor Lakes P-12 College
  • Overnewton Anglican Community College
  • Keilor Downs Secondary College
  • Mother of God Primary School
  • Copperfield College  (2 campuses)
  • Victoria University Secondary College
  • Sunshine College – Ardeer Campus
  • Deer Park North Primary School
  • St Lawrence Primary School
  • Sunshine North Primary School

This is the sixth year that Brimbank schools have participated in Kids Teaching Kids.

Workshops
Students from Kindergarten to year 11 worked throughout the year in preparation present workshops.

There was a focus on local environmental issues and looking after our local waterways. Reducing our global carbon footprint, recycling e-waste, and living sustainably were also key themes.

All the workshops had a fun hands on element. Some included identifying water bugs from wetland water and jamming along together using junk percussion!

Final Words
At the end of the workshops students were allowed to share their thoughts on the day to the whole group of 120 students. They had a lot of fun, made new friends, and learned something new!

 

Summary

120 students from 12 Brimbank schools became teachers for a day at Derrimut Primary School.

Showcasing Leadership
Chair of Brimbank Administrators John Watson said the event let Brimbank students to showcase their leadership skills and their passion for the environment. “Seeing some of the workshops, ideas and passion displayed by students here today fills me with confidence that we'll rise to meet these challenges,” Mr Watson said. “Sustainability is an ongoing process that needs to be incorporated into the way we work and live."

This event is run in partnership with Derrimut Primary School, Kids Teaching Kids and Brimbank City Council.