Students take part in Kids Teaching Kids

 GROUP SESSION: The Kids Teaching Kids program reached around 150 students in Mansfield last week.

STUDENTS from across the Mansfield Shire gathered at the Mansfield Secondary College last week to take part in the annual Kids Teaching Kids program.

Though it was the first time Mansfield schools have been involved, the program itself has been running for 16 years, helping children learn about environmental issues through their peer audience.

“Be excited that you guys are the first of many in Mansfield,” facilitator Kirstie Lee, from Up2Us Landcare, said at the opening address.

“Thank you for coming today, and putting in the hard work on all your projects.”

The Kids Teaching Kids Program promotes positive wellbeing and helps build resilience in young people by asking them to research an environmental issue of their choosing, and present a small presentation to a larger student audience.

With almost all schools from across the shire participating, projects were done on paper bags, water health, along with animals such as wombats, Long Nose Bandicoots and the Pygmy Possum.

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