THROUGH the Waste in Campaspe Know Educate Do (WICKED) program, Campaspe Shire Council recently conducted a free workshop providing educators the skills and confidence to integrate sustainability themes into all subject disciplines at school.
Mayor Adrian Weston said sustainability is one of three cross-curriculum priorities in the Victorian Curriculum.
“To provide an opportunity for local primary and secondary schools to receive insight from sustainability specialists has taken the step towards environmental integration into the school syllabus that one step further,’’ he said.
School representatives from Colbinabbin, Kyabram, Echuca, Rochester, Rushworth and Tongala attended the day-long workshop.
Themes discussed included water, waste, biodiversity and energy with examples offered for the integration of programs in schools.
Feedback provided by the workshop participants showed a sense of inspiration to implement at least one of the sustainability initiatives mentioned during the workshop.
Participants also reported that one major learning from the day was realising how much information and assistance is available to schools about sustainability.
“It’s pleasing to see Campaspe schools taking a positive approach to provide their students the opportunity to learn about sustainability in a tangible and realistic environment,” Cr Weston said.
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