Mandurah to host Kids Teaching Kids conference

 PHOTO: City of Mandurah  L-R   Dudley Park Primary School students Brody Lee, Shinju Littlefair, Shayla Jane and Makenah Handy with Principal Nathan Simms and Mayor Marina Vergone. Absent: Oscar Loader and Veronese Stultz The students will be attending the 2015 Melbourne Water Kids Teaching Kids conference after winning a City of Mandurah scholarship.

PHOTO: City of Mandurah

L-R   Dudley Park Primary School students Brody Lee, Shinju Littlefair, Shayla Jane and Makenah Handy with Principal Nathan Simms and Mayor Marina Vergone. Absent: Oscar Loader and Veronese Stultz
The students will be attending the 2015 Melbourne Water Kids Teaching Kids conference after winning a City of Mandurah scholarship.

Students will take the lead at the 2015 Perth and Peel Regional Kids Teaching Kids Conference next week, sharing their knowledge and teaching fellow students about local environmental projects.

The south-west WA regional youth conference will be hosted by the City of Mandurah and Baldivis Children’s Forest on September 9 and 10 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 have the opportunity 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 participate in student-led workshops at the local event, joining more than 100,000 students participating nationally. This event will be the largest Kids Teaching Kids Conference hosted in Mandurah to date.

Mayor Marina Vergone congratulated the students, teachers and volunteers involved in the event, and said the City was excited to again be part of the Kids Teaching Kids program.

“The City is thrilled that we are able to host day one of this very important youth conference,” Mayor Vergone said.

“Waterways, coastlines, community and climate are vital elements in the lifestyle we enjoy in Mandurah. This event encourages and inspires young people to take the lead for our environmental future, and that is something to be very proud of.

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

To add to the excitement, 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. Their innovative student-led workshop, From Forest to Sea, promises to be an entertaining addition to the conference.

The 2015 Perth and Peel Regional Kids Teaching Kids conference is sponsored by the City of Mandurah, Peel-Harvey Catchment Council, Baldivis Children’s Forest and Qantas.

For more information go to www.kidsteachingkids.com.au