Kids teach kids at conference
GYMPIE students abandoned traditional teaching methods yesterday and united in a 1000-strong force to educate each other about the environment.
Around 20,000 students across the nation hosted their own events as part of Australia Post Kids Teaching Kids Week – a free national program where kids work together to help the environment.
Hundreds of children from 12 schools in the Gympie region took centre stage at a conference hosted by Gympie South State School.
Kids Teaching Kids is an award-winning program founded by former Young Australian of the Year Arron Wood.
The program included three different “welcome to country” ceremonies, an orchestral performance with musicians who had made their instruments from recycled materials, a bush tucker morning tea, a reptile demonstration and a renewable energy display.
Arron, who grew up in regional Victoria, was a difficult child at school but went on to become a Churchill scholar.