Our Kids Teaching Kids did well on October 23 and October 24 at Melbourne University. This year was the first time that our school took part in Kids Teaching Kids Conference at Melbourne University. This is a great event for student advocacy as the students have to make up a seminar regarding waterways as it is sponsored by Melbourne Water.
Our students chose the Jawbone Marine Sanctuary to look at as not many schools have such an environment close to them. The team consisted of Elena Turner, Bethany Toskovski, Jade Pedler, Scarlet Rabbidge, Gemma Koziaris, Sara Coladonato, Maddie Steinle and Emily Lange (absent on the day).
They worked from Term 2 onward to show the Plant and Animal life of the Jawbone Marine Sanctuary and how it is affected by the storm water drains that bring plastic and other rubbish to this pristine area. The girls presented this seminar to five classes at school. They would like to thank Mr Drago and Ms Hayes for their input plus Ms Wong on the the presentation day.
The seminar worked well and many good comments came their way as they presented to 70 students in the afternoon of Tuesday, October 23. They enjoyed the workshops given by other schools. All in all there were over 400 students involved from 76 schools ranging from primary to secondary colleges.
It benefited their leadership skills and their presentation skills plus their knowledge of ecology. Such a great success.
We are hoping to run this again next year.