Students take lead: Perth and Peel Regional Kids Teaching Kids Conference

Mayor Marina Vergone and school principal Nathan Simms with students Brody Lee, Shinju Littlefair, Shayla Jane and Makenah Hardy. Oscar Loader and Veronese Stultz were absent.
Mayor Marina Vergone and school principal Nathan Simms with students Brody Lee, Shinju Littlefair, Shayla Jane and Makenah Hardy. Oscar Loader and Veronese Stultz were absent.

STUDENTS take the lead at the 2015 Perth and Peel Regional Kids Teaching Kids Conference today (Wednesday) and tomorrow, sharing their knowledge and teaching fellow students about local environmental projects.

The south-west WA regional youth conference is hosted by the City of Mandurah and Baldivis Children’s Forest as part of 2015 Target Kids Teaching Kids Week.

Kids Teaching Kids is a unique national education program which aims to inspire young people to develop practical solutions to the challenges facing the environment.

This year, 17 schools from the south-west region had the chance to attend presentations in the form of songs, comedy, dance routines, poems, plays and experiments from students sharing their environmental research and messages.

More than 330 students are expected to take part in student-led workshops, joining more than 100,000 students nationally.

The event is the biggest Kids Teaching Kids Conference hosted in Mandurah to date.

Mayor Marina Vergone congratulated the students, teachers and volunteers involved in the event.

“Waterways, coastlines, community and climate are vital elements in the lifestyle we enjoy in Mandurah and this event encourages and inspires young people to take the lead for the environmental future.

“Not only is this project part of an ongoing commitment to youth and learning, it engages young people particularly in the areas of sustainability and connecting communities in the coastal zone.”

The City has offered a scholarship to the 2015 Melbourne Water Kids Teaching Kids Conference for local presenting schools.

Scholarship winners, Dudley Park Primary School students, will continue to share their commitment and inspiration on important sustainability issues.