Curramulka school recognised at KESAB awards
Curramulka Primary School’s Young Environmental Leaders Program was recognised at the 2015 KESAB Sustainable Communities Awards held at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre on Friday, 13 November.
Three student representatives involved in the program were presented with a framed Natural Resource Management Education for Sustainability Showcase 2015 certificate, for progress and achievement in education.
The students also presented a case study highlighting their environmental projects and links developed within the Curramulka community.
Natural Resources Northern and Yorke community ranger Fabienne Dee said she could not have been prouder.
“The students participating in the Natural Resources Northern and Yorke Young Environmental Leaders (YEL) program are involved in activities designed to develop skills as future land managers,” Ms Dee said.
“To stand in front of 200 people at the Entertainment Centre and present their case study to not just student peers, but government and council representatives, was fantastic.”
Curramulka Primary School was one of two schools from the Northern and Yorke region – joining Auburn Primary School – to present its case study highlighting the progress being made in the Curramulka Parklands, tree planting and weed management initiatives.
“Students talked about their role in actively managing the Curramulka bush parklands, including developing action plans for weed management and contributing to revegetation,” Ms Dee said.“This year, the school has also been working to establish an organic, edible food garden with produce to be used in future cooking lessons.”
“Students created signage to recognise Aboriginal food and medicine plants.
Ms Dee said Curramulka Primary School was recognised at the awards ceremony for enabling youth leadership in the community through decision making and taking action, resulting in deeper learning.
“The student leadership and commitment to sustainability demonstrated at Curramulka Primary School is outstanding and contributes to a whole-of-culture change,” Ms Dee said.
“I’m very proud of the students, they’re great ambassadors for the environment.”