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.
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!
As usual, the students presented their topics with passion and enthusiasm.
We also had Roberto the ‘Connie who constantly had the students and adults engaged with information about our native animals.
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.
This year we were very pleased to welcome the support of the Yea and District Community Bendigo Bank.
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.