This year, Mrs Price has led our school to form the ‘Eco Warriors’. This is a small group of volunteers from Years 4 – 6. These students have been working together to raise awareness of our shared responsibility as stewards of our environment.
We speak to the children often about respect being a word until it is turned into an action. This small group are proving to be great role models of how to live this value through showing ‘Respect for Environment’. The group meets in their lunch break to discuss ideas and then show great initiative and commitment to bring these ideas to life in our school. This has even included presenting a proposal to me for World Earth Day activities. I was proud at the confident way that they presented their research and ideas, the depth of knowledge that they had, and their negotiation skills as we came to an agreement of what these activities would ‘look like’ in our school.
They have implemented several practical activities to enable ‘hands on’ actions for our students through recycling programs, speaking about key issues on assembly and leading us in ‘Earth Day’ activities.
Earlier in the week, some of our Eco Warriors represented our school during an excursion to Tangalooma. They explored environmental sustainability from a marine perspective. We look forward to them sharing in their learning with their peers and our school community in the weeks ahead.