This was Star of the Sea’s first year of EcoWarriors and we had over 30 children interested in supporting our projects. From something very small, an idea of developed from a BTN episode in Mrs Hardy’s class came the motivation one student, Zara P to make a small difference. From the commencement of a WOW lunchbox program in 2020 we saw the desire of many students to make a change within our school community.
We offered the opportunity for students, from years 4 and 5, to gather once per week to plan, organise and collaborate about environmental issues that concerned them. The EcoWarrior’s mission fits within our school matrix of respect for the Environment.
Next year we are excited to be offering the program to the current year 3 allowing years 4, 5, and 6 to join the crew in 2022. Being a part of Ecowarriors gives students the opportunity to discuss important issues, plan and organise key events, build teamwork skills, enhance communication skills, and develop leadership skills and provides opportunities to use their report writing skills and public speaking ability.
Personally, I am very proud of every student involved in EcoWarriors. They have given up many lunch/play times to achieve their aims and have shown considerable dedication to what they believe in. Congratulations for all your efforts and commitment to improving the health of the environment and educating your peers on the importance of being Stewards of Creation.