On Tuesday, 24 October and Wednesday, 25 October this year, eight of our Year 9 students will take part in the ‘2017 Melbourne Water Kids Teaching Kids Conference’ – A two day event where inspiring future environmental leaders, from schools across Victoria, take center stage to discuss environmental issues and pledge their commitment to make a difference.
Students involved include:-
Jasmine Hi (Year 9D) Kaylah Lawrence (Year 9D)
Selin Tiknaz (Year 9D) Sally Youssouf (Year 9D)
Shane Addicoat (Year 9E) Ailsa Murray (Year 9E)
Jordan Di Benedetto (Year 9F) Iesha Samaratunga (Year 9F)
An environmental issue our students have elected to discuss and/or raise awareness of at the Conference is the ‘Crisis/state of the world’s water supply – The fact that 663 million people in the world don’t have access to clean drinking water and what we can do to help’.
Starting from Monday, 4 September, students will be actively involved in fundraising for Global Aid Network “GAiN Australia” – their ‘Water for Life Initiative Program’ – Students hope to raise $5,000.00 to help build a well in a rural village in Benin, West Africa; where people don’t have access to clean drinking water, and where children die prematurely from infectious diseases transmitted through unclean/contaminated water.
Fundraising activities organised by the students include:-
- 10 litre challenge to end the walk for water for a person in Africa – Students will be coming around seeking sponsorship/donations for every lap around the oval they walk carrying 10 litres of water – A time limit will be set – Students will only have 60 minutes to do this activity
- Guess the number of lollies in the jar competition.
- Auction of signed soccer and football jumpers – Eg. All stars FFA Signed Soccer Jumper, Collingwood Football Club Signed Jumper and Geelong Football Club Signed Jumper with certificates to authenticate the football jumpers
- Raffle – including Bunnings prize, Harvey Norman prize, Officeworks prize and Priceline hamper prize
Pictures and more information to follow over the next week.