Pedare Eco Force students who attended the Kids Teaching Kids Conference in Melbourne on 24 – 25 October, joined other students from across the country to workshop ideas and discuss solutions around the theme of ‘Past, Present, Future.’ Students were able to use songs, drama, games and videos to inspire understanding and action amongst their peers about how to be ‘waterways warriors’. Students were challenged to think about how our reliance on water and impact on waterway health has changed, and to focus on their role as future custodians of Australia’s waterways.
Our students’ workshop presentation on water and sustainability demonstrated how water from local creeks, dams, aquifers and the Murray River have influenced our lives from the past and into the future in Golden Grove. They explored how our ancestors used water and how we needed to be responsible stewards into the future. This was delivered through a map game, building a model hanging garden and singing a rap about our local history which was very well received by the other participants.
Conference founder and City of Melbourne Councillor, Arron Wood, said “the conference was packed with valuable learning opportunities that happened outside the classroom. This event gives students an appreciation of how much can be achieved by one person, one community or one region towards solving what can otherwise seem to be daunting problems.”