Amanda Stirling teaches students (from left) Cooper O’Donnell, Dylan Murrell and Taleisha Purdy, who took part in the Year of Environmental Sustainability Symposium at the Boyne Island Environmental Education Centre.
Amanda Stirling teaches students (from left) Cooper O’Donnell, Dylan Murrell and Taleisha Purdy, who took part in the Year of Environmental Sustainability Symposium at the Boyne Island Environmental Education Centre. Chrissy Harris

Kids take up smart green challenge

A GROUP of schools in the Gladstone region are going Earth Smart for a more environmentally sustainable future.

Earth Smart students and teachers congregated at the Boyne Island Environmental Education Centre last Wednesday to mark the Year of Environmental Sustainability (YES) for schools.

As one of the signature events of YES, the Gladstone YES Symposium celebrated the schools participation in environmental sustainability projects within their school and their school community.

Climate Smart ambassadors from Clinton, Tannum Sands and Yarwun State schools shared what they had learned with leading environmental experts and each other at the symposium.

Each of the four teams presented their projects or YES challenges as part of Kids Teaching Kids. The event featured guest presentations, Energy Wise learning sessions, Earth Smart activities and a litter free lunch which fed more than 60 people with not a scrap of litter on site.



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