Our students at the Melbourne Water kids teaching kids conference on Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th October did an exemplary job.
The event involved schools from across Australia and New Zealand coming together to teach each other about how we can care for our waterways and environment. We presented a shield that represents our Environmental initiatives in which Bayden spoke well in front of hundreds of people. We presented two workshops provided to us by Melbourne Water: River Detectives and Smart Cities. Both groups presented confidently and should be proud of their efforts. They answered questions on the spot and used their initiative to demonstrate their capabilities in their chosen science topic.
Alex (5/6V) said 'the audience and presenters were amazing. They were really focused on the topic of our wetland workshop.'
Ashley (7A) and Ariki (7C) 'enjoyed teaching with our friends, that was really nice. We worked really well together and progressively improved our teaching.'
A big highlight for them was the University, experiencing tertiary education & training pathways, and Minor Sensation performing after the gala dinner on Tuesday.
The Collingwood Children's Farm was a great experience for students and teachers, as they worked with volunteers from water companies, energy companies and community groups. Students were engaged and enthralled in what was two really productive days of practical science.
'It was an amazing time. The students did well and really got a lot out of it. It was very tiring not only the last two days as well as all the work leading up to it but I know it was worth it for them.' - Ms Lycke
The College wishes to thank Holcim Lafarge Werribee, Melbourne Water and Kids Teaching Kids for sponsoring our students participation in the event.
The students that attended the Melbourne Uni conference and gala dinner on Tuesday were Jasmine (7P), Bayden (5/6P), Joelle (7R), Cameron (5/6R), Alex (5V/6), Bailey (5/6P), Apsara (8R), Tommy (7R)
Wednesday's Collingwood Children’s Farm excursion was attended by Jasmine (7P), Bayden (5/6P), Joelle (7R), Cameron (5/6R), Alex (5/6V), Bailey (5P/6), Apsara (8R), Tommy (7R), Nahum (7A), Ariki (7C), Ali (7C), Ashley (7A), Leo (7A)
We would like to thank our staff who have supported and encourages the KTK program Ms Lycke, Ms Kompa, Mr Forrester and Ms Horrocks.