[ASC-list] No More Pencils, No More Books, No More Teachers.... Kids Teaching Kids

Cathy Reade creade at squirrel.com.au
Thu Aug 19 03:38:08 UTC 2010


2010 Australia Post Kids Teaching Kids Week

30 August to 3 September 2010



19 August 2010


No More Pencils, No More Books, No More Teachers..

Kids Teaching Kids Week Around Australia


The age-old schoolyard rhyme about holidays could equally apply to the 2010
Australia Post Kids Teaching Kids Week, being held from 30 August to 3
September across Australia. 

10,000 students in hundreds of schools around Australia will celebrate Kids
Teaching Kids Week by teaching each other about environmental issues which
concern them.

There may be the odd computer but teachers and blackboards take a back seat
and the kids will use comedy, songs, quizzes, costumes, craft, poems, plays
and experiments to teach other kids about climate change, water, waste,
conservation, energy, drought, habitat destruction, population and pollution
to bring about positive environmental change. 

To help, there are about 100 organisations, local government agencies,
community groups and others around the country involved to support this
great week of environment activities, fun and learning. 

Kids Teaching Kids events have been underway all year and are being staged
for the remainder of the year, but Kids Teaching Kids Week will focus
attention, and further spread the interest throughout schools and

For interviews about Kids Teaching Kids Week, you can talk to:

-          Arron Wood, a passionate environmentalist who created this green
education program to develop the next generation of environment leaders and
now sees it as a way to encourage kids into green economy careers. He
followed Tim Flannery as Environmentalist of the Year and sits on the
National Environmental Education for Sustainability Council.

-          Richard Wood, the education manager for Kids Teaching Kids and
former school principal who has supported his son over more than 10 years to
see this unique Australian education model slowly grab attention in
Australia and overseas and in education circles. 

-          Students and teachers who can talk about their environment issues
and solutions and the difference KTK is making in the individual, the school
and the community.



A few examples of great learning with fun events around the country that
will be celebrating Kids Teaching Kids Week, are:

*         NSW: at Taronga Park Zoo in Sydney on Monday, 30 August with over
200 students

*         VIC: in St Mary's Primary School, Williamstown on 31 August with
180 students

*         WA: at Baldivis Children's Forest, Perth on 2 September with 120

*         QLD: at Gympie Showgrounds on 3 September with over 500 students


For further information, a program of photo/footage opportunities or to
arrange interviews, please contact: Cathy Reade: Media Manager, 0413575934
creade at squirrel.com.au or Angela Takats: Media Liaison on 07 54483095.


Australia Post Is the Principal Sponsor of Australia Post Kids Teaching Kids
Week and Veolia Transport is the Official Transport Partner



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