Kids give teachers a lesson in climate change

THERE will be a partial role reversal at Coffs Harbour High School today when primary and secondary students help to lead workshops on climate change for teachers.

Positive Actions for a Positive Future will be an expo on teaching about climate change, with the students and teachers presenting workshops and using drama and visual arts to discuss the effects of global warming.

Organiser and Principal of Karangi Public School Kath Puddey says students of all ages have proven to be very early adopters of the thinking around sustainability.

“Many schools have clearly given a lead in their approach to learning about the environment, how schools can operate sustainably, and how they can operate their grounds in an environment-friendly way,” said Ms Puddey.

“But we have often found that students are more than willing to go that extra step in these areas, prompted by what they have seen outside school in their community or in the media, or from what they have read.

“It means they are in a great position to share their enthusiasm and knowledge with their peers and also with teachers from other schools, that's why we're looking forward to the expo so much.”

The participating students will be from the Karangi, Coramba, and Kororo Public Schools, and from Coffs Harbour High School.



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