Nest generation: Roleystone students help birds during Young Re-Inventor of the Year

Roleystone Community College’s Anita Littlewood, Jorja Bradford, Jamie-Lee McKay, Holly Bonella, Jorja Passamani, Cassie Dempsey, Cheyanne Goff, Chelsea Pickering, and Emily Robinson
Roleystone Community College’s Anita Littlewood, Jorja Bradford, Jamie-Lee McKay, Holly Bonella, Jorja Passamani, Cassie Dempsey, Cheyanne Goff, Chelsea Pickering, and Emily Robinson

THE next generation of innovators have put their creativity and ingenuity to the test as part of the Young Re-Inventor of the Year challenge.

Year 9 students from Roleystone Community College gave up their lunch breaks to recycle old xylophone parts into homes for birds and insects for their entry.

While they didn’t win, Roleystone Community College art teacher Anita Littlewood said the project had been a first for the school and they were eager to be involved in future challenges.

“We had a great time coming up with our entry and working together to create different designed homes for birds and insects who visit our College,” she said.

“Now they will be a bright addition to our College gardens.”

The Young Re-Inventor of the Year challenge is part of the Switch your Thinking program, which aims to educate people on ways they can live more sustainable lives.

It capped off what has been a big month for the program, which won an National Energy Efficiency Award for its Switched on Homes component, while on Wednesday, Thornlie Senior High School was the latest to be named a Switched on School.

Switch your Thinking is a local government initiative run by the Cities of Gosnells and Armadale and Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale.

Visit www.switchyourthinking.com for more information.