Towards the beginning of the term we took 150 Year 7 students to the Youth Eco Summit. This is an annual two-day event held on October 22-3, is designed to engage students and teach them about sustainability. Nearly 3,000 students attended the event with over 130 schools represented.
There were approximately 50 stalls including displays on solar cars, bicycle power generation, composting, waste management and a range of other programs and initiatives. A number of Environmental Education Centres, universities and community organisations were present and ran workshops. Some of the workshops our students attended included Sustainability in Agriculture, The Buzz on Bees, Designing Sustainable Homes, Science Behind Textiles, Climate Change Made Easy, We Are All Cooks River People and Energy Past, Present and Future.
Our students have been able to apply the knowledge gained at the Youth Eco Summit in the preparation of a Sustainability Cross Curriculum Project that has run throughout Term 4. This event is a great way to give students choice in content and activities, but also to extend students by providing them with challenging information from a range of universities and organisations.
Youth Eco Summit
Youth Eco Summit - showcasing sustainability in action - UWS
Registration is already open for the 2015 Youth Eco Summit