Kids Teaching Kids

Another inspiring, fun filled day was had by ten schools and staff at the Yea Wetlands on Monday 5th September for the 2016 Kits Teaching Kids Forum.

Middle Kinglake PS topic was "Insects"

Middle Kinglake PS topic was “Insects”

With thanks to Kids Teaching Kids and the Yea and District Community Bendigo Bank, children from Alexandra, Yea, Highlands, Buxton, Avenal, Eildon, Sacred Heart, St Mary’s, Flowerdale and Middle Kinglake Primary Schools celebrated the environment and shared their environmental projects with each other through comedy, songs, quizzes, rap, plays games and experiments around the environment issues of concern to them.

This year, as always, we had quite a range of topics including insect hotels, The Regent Honey Eater, recycling, the longevity of the grape industry in a changing climate and measuring your carbon footprint and ways to reduce  emissions and more!

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An insect hotel

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Sacred Heart Primary School demonstrating nest building

As usual, the students presented their topics with passion and enthusiasm.

Our lunchtime activities didn’t disappoint either! Chris Humphries from “Wild Action Zoo” returned with some native animals including a bat, a monitor lizard and a rare Mountain Pygmy Possum. 20160905_123411

We also had Roberto the ‘Connie who constantly had the students and adults engaged with information about our native animals.

Roberto 'The Connie' has the kids enthralled!

Roberto ‘The Connie’ has the kids enthralled!

The team from Water watch gave us samples of invertebrates from the local Yea River and representatives from Parks Victoria worked with the children to make badges.

Badge making

Badge making

This year we were very pleased to welcome the support of the Yea and District Community Bendigo Bank.

Water watch!

Water watch!

Thanks to Helen Gough and Cathy Olive for coordinating another fabulous day. The coordination takes months of collaboration and support for the teachers, students and staff at all of the schools who include their topics in their annual curriculum.

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