‘We want to get out the word about Global Warming because we need to save the world in time’ was the pitch message of the Clean Breathing team. ‘It’s not too late to take action that makes a difference.’
In their pitch the team enacted a scene where it was 90 years from now and a grandmother was reading a story of a world that was lost 90 years before by people not taking climate action, whilst they still could.
For their Community Action Jazzy, Cobie and Talia of the Bass Coast Kids as Catalysts team from Newhaven Primary met with their Community Action Partner - local volunteer Jeni Jobe - at the Haven Wave Cafe to be mentored in how to be a voice for climate action by writing a letter to members of parliament to express concern and to seek their commitment to take action.
The team wrote a letter to Prime Minister Scott Morrison requesting action be taken on climate change.
When asked the question ‘What do you want to say to the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison?’ Jazzy replied ‘Look, I want to say “when you go to bed at night can you be thinking about how to make things better?’
The staff at the cafe were more than happy to support the kids and to help them to develop their cafe skills whilst meeting to change the world. ... See MoreSee Less
The ideas that come out of these kids after partaking in our Award-winning Kids as Catalysts program are truly phenomenal! Kids learn the importance of making change in their community, caring for the environment and about how to be leaders of change for the future.
Check out the EOI link in our bio and on our website to get your children involved!
Now you can know HOW to activate voice, agency and leadership in children.
Can your children…
identify issues of unfairness? articulate what the issues are? gather support to take responsibility to address the issues? design options and solutions – that include actions to be taken, timelines and budgets? ‘manage up’ to get results for themselves and others? put themselves in the picture of making the changes needed? connect their learning with purpose and life meaning?
They will after participating in the Kids as Catalysts program.
This morning we had some of the Kids as Catalysts kids at Newhaven Primary School talking to @abcnews_au about the 3D printed hand they made as part of this program.
Thanks to Bass Coast Community Foundation and other our funders for supporting this epic program and a massive congratulations to Kaleb, Austin and Harvey for speaking so well on radio about your accomplishments 🙌🏼🎉👋🏻 ... See MoreSee Less