Stu­dents share their knowl­edge

Southern Telegraph - - Front Page - Chloe Fraser

Bal­divis Se­condary Col­lege stu­dents got to play teacher for a day at this year’s Kids Teach­ing Kids Perth and Peel Re­gion Con­fer­ence at Bal­divis Chil­dren’s For­est last week.

Bal­divis Se­condary Col­lege sus­tain­abil­ity stu­dents and bushrangers led work­shops and pre­sen­ta­tions on sus­tain­abil­ity at Bal­divis Chil­dren’s For­est last Fri­day as part of this year’s Kids Teach­ing Kids Perth and Peel Re­gion Con­fer­ence.

About 160 stu­dents from State and pri­vate schools across Perth par­tic­i­pated in the na­tional two-day pro­gram to help chil­dren make a pos­i­tive im­pact on the world.

Bal­divis Se­condary Col­lege stu­dents taught younger stu­dents on the day, pre­sent­ing work­shops about sus­tain­abil­ity, food and iden­ti­fi­ca­tion of an­i­mal tracks and traces, as well as the im­pact of over­fish­ing on the en­vi­ron­ment.

Bal­divis Chil­dren’s For­est ad­min­is­tra­tive co-or­di­na­tor Hannah God­save said the aim of the pro­gram was to con­nect stu­dents with like-minded chil­dren to share ideas on en­vi­ron­men­tal is­sues and pos­si­ble so­lu­tions.

“Fa­cil­i­tat­ing this shared learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence in a nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment re­ally helps the chil­dren to con­nect to the im­por­tance of en­vi­ron­men­tal lead­er­ship and con­ser­va­tion,” she said.

Pic­ture: Chloe Fraser

Kolbe Catholic Col­lege stu­dent Nathan Fletcher, Lake­lands Pri­mary School stu­dents Ezekiel Jack­son and Brook­lyn Harris, and Bal­divis Se­condary Col­lege stu­dent Alisha Hef­fer.

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