Educational pirates teach Butler and Yanchep students about conservation

Educational pirates teach Butler and Yanchep students about conservation
Educational pirates teach Butler and Yanchep students about conservation
Educational pirates teach Butler and Yanchep students about conservation

PIRATES took students from Butler and Yanchep schools on an interactive adventure learning about conservation this month.

The Treasure Trove of Conservation Cove performers visited John Butler Primary College and Yanchep District High School in August to teach primary school students about natural resources.

Students in Years 7 to 9 watched a comedy sketch, The Resource Raiders, which followed a similar theme.

The educational plays stemmed from a partnership between Amberton developer Stockland and the National Theatre for Children.

Stockland WA general manager Col Dutton said sustainability lessons learnt at school could be taken home and shared with the whole family and the wider community.

“These plays use comedy and characters such as Captain Doorknob, Cece Starfish and Merv Maid to teach students what natural resources are, how they are sometimes wasted and what each student can do to use them more wisely,” he said.

“Our younger generations care deeply and have a strong interest in preserving and protecting our environment.”

Mr Dutton said the developer’s sustainability measures included preservation and rehabilitation as well as creating communities that cared about the environment.