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KIDS TEACHING KIDS 2016

This year our school KTK Team will be presenting at the Melbourne Water Kids Teaching Kids Conference at Melbourne University as well as hosting a full day workshop at our school. We are very excited about this event. Watch the video below to learn more about Kids Teaching Kids founders Arron and Richard Wood.

MWPS Kids Teaching Kids Workshop Day

What is Kids Teaching Kids about?    

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On Wednesday, some schools came to visit our schools for Kids Teaching Kids. Kids Teaching Kids is an educational model that uses being sustainability as a theme for learning. The year sixes in the Senior Environment Club were honoured to be able to a host a workshop here at Mount Waverley Primary School. We had a member of the Monash council come, Monbulk Primary school, Livingstone Primary School, Wattleview Primary school, Essex Heights Primary School and Ashwood High School. We also presented to a member from CERES. We showed our visitors what environmentally friendly things we do at our school and why. Hoping that we could be an influence, we encouraged them to write down things that they could bring back to their school and be environmentally friendly back at home.

Isabelle and Holly : Environment Captains

 

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MELBOURNE WATER KIDS TEACHING KIDS CONFERENCE 2015

 

On Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd October, the Senior Environment captains Imandie and Chanuth and six Yr 6s from the Senior Environment Team attended the Melbourne Water Kids Teaching Kids Conference. The 2015 Melbourne Water Kids Teaching Kids Conference on Thursday was held at Etihad Stadium, Docklands and the Environmental Project Day on Friday was held at Collingwood Children’s Farm. This event allowed students from Melbourne and regional Victorian schools to look at water catchment issues. Students from around Melbourne and Victoria brought local stories about their environments to the conference.

 What is Kids Teaching Kids about?                                                                      

The Kids Teaching Kids Program promotes positive wellbeing and helps build resilience in young people. It raises awareness and drives action on local and global environmental issues, bringing communities together to solve common challenges and help the next generation of leaders who will take collective responsibility for our future.

What Did The Students Do?

On Thursday the students participated in expert panels with Mike Larkin the weather man and Arron Wood the founder of Kids Teaching Kids. They also participated in workshops with other schools and presented our school’s water warriors shield to Melbourne Water. On Friday the students participated in many activities at the Collingwood Children’s Farm which included making mini rain gardens, studying macro-invertebrates in the water and presenting at reflective sessions in the afternoon. The students enjoyed themselves immensely and learnt a lot about how to save water.

KTK 2015 from mwps on Vimeo.

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MWPS Kids Teaching Kids Workshop Day

What is Kids Teaching Kids about?                                                                      

The Kids Teaching Kids Program promotes positive wellbeing and helps build resilience in young people. It raises awareness and drives action on local and global environmental issues, bringing communities together to solve common challenges and help the next generation of leaders who will take collective responsibility for our future.

We connect and challenge students with real world issues, inspiring them to want to know more. By giving students the opportunity to present a workshop to others during Target Kids Teaching Kids Week or at one of the Kids Conferences, students see that they can have a positive impact on the world, starting in their own communities. They are given tools to manage their own learning and become confident, caring and informed citizen ready to take on new challenges.

On Tuesday 27th October 2015, MWPS played host to our very own Kids teaching Kids Day. Senior Enviro Captains Ella, Imandie and Chanuth with Kids Teaching Kids delegates Maria, Neha, Niki, Teshani, Jiny, Esther and Rachelle ran a series of workshops throughout the day. Staff and students from Monash Council, Monbulk Primary, Orchard Grove Primary School and Forest Hill Secondary College learnt about how to run a successful Rubbish Free Lunch program, how to plant seeds and start their own permaculture gardens and how MWPS runs its whole school Sustainability program. They interacted with hands on activities and saw how acting locally can have an impact globally. The feedback from the visiting schools was very positive and everyone had a wonderful time! Watch the video to see how the day unfolded.

MWPS KTK from mwps on Vimeo.

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