Central Environmental students have applied their skills at the 2013 Children’s Gnangara Groundwater Festival to promote water education among primary school students.
The festival, based at Whiteman Park, aims to develop greater understanding of water ecosystems, for a more sustainable future. The students pictured above (back row from the left) Teryne, Leticia, Kei, Darren, Olaf and Thanh with Gun and Clare in the front, assisted in hands-on water based activities with primary school students in years 4 to 7. The activities enable the children to develop an understanding and appreciation of water. The event is a great vehicle for Central students to enhance their communication skills with representatives from schools, industry and the wider community.
“Our festival provides an opportunity for Western Australian middle and upper primary school students and their teachers to come together on a designated day with a specific focus to learn more about water, groundwater, sustainability and other related environmental topics”. (Whiteman Park website, 2013).
Central has been involved in the project for several years and it has developed into a valuable part of the environmental course.
In addition to providing an opportunity to give something back to one of Central’s supportive community partners, it also serves as a great way for students to celebrate the end of a full year of study.