Regional Students Give Boys Insight Into Sustainability in South West
Year 8 boys had a rare opportunity to learn about environmental sustainability in the South West from fellow high school students recently.
Students from Bridgetown Senior High School brought their original performance, developed as part of their Sustainability Studies course, to Christ Church through the HotRock organisation.
HotRock is an Australian-based charitable organisation, which aims to help secondary schools deliver sustainability education. Both schools are members and were connected through the charity.
Bridgetown SHS Sustainability Co-ordinator Stuart Ashbil said the group of Year 9 and 10 students had developed the interactive play, which includes singing and puppetry, around animal conservation in Perup Forest as well as touching on the timber industry debate in Warrup Forrest. “Our aim is to bring sustainability alive through art,” Mr Ashbil said.
Head of Humanities David Proudlove said the Year 8 Geography classes, who watched the performance, were hooked for the full 45 minutes despite it being an uncomfortably warm day. “Their performance had such energy and understanding and behind it all, such lovely, modest young people and incredibly dedicated staff,” he said.
Also attending the performance was Helene Fisher, who has lived at the Findhorn Ecovillage in Scotland and has made a connection with the school group.