Pupils share their ideas on sustainability

Friday June 08, 2018 Written by Published in Education
Year 7 student Teremoana Rae from Titikaveka College pictured during her presentation. 18060609 Year 7 student Teremoana Rae from Titikaveka College pictured during her presentation. 18060609

To start day two of the Education for Sustainable Development conference on Wednesday, Mauke School and Titikaveka College gave their presentations.

As part of the three-day conference, each school was required to discuss what they had learned so far during the year as part of their studies into sustainability.

Titikaveka College gave a PowerPoint presentation about how their school is working towards sustainability with water, electricity and food.

The Year 7 students discussed how they had written letters to their parent teacher association, asking if funds could be raised to put towards new energy efficient appliances, starting a chicken farm as a way of producing their own products to be used in cooking classes, and for solar panels to be installed at the school.

The group also said they had put up new signs throughout the school to encourage their fellow classmates to recycle properly, to make sure water taps were not left running, and to make sure electronics were also switched off when not being used.

Mauke School took a different approach, incorporating song and dance into their presentation in which they discussed their island resources as well as the importance of environmental issues.

Yesterday was the final day of the conference, with the Ministry of Health running a Zumba class to end the event. 

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