Kids Teaching Kids Hero Awards

Travelling between Kids Teaching Kids events across the nation, the KTK staff are continuously inspired by the student leaders they come across. It’s amazing to see the students who take part in the program increase their leadership skills in all its facets and come together to make the world a better place. This story though isn’t about our amazing students, but rather the adults who work tirelessly behind the scenes to help the KTK kids shine.

At every KTK event, there are multitudes of teachers, school staff, parents, volunteers, community organisers and many others who have given their time and efforts to make the day work. Kids Teaching Kids could not take place without the help of all these individuals and we at the office would like to say a huge thank you for everything that is done to make the program a success.

Every year, the KTK team likes to acknowledge a few organisers who have taken on the hard task of bringing a KTK event to life. They are our KTK Heroes and this year we have 5 to celebrate.

2017 KTK Heroes

Karina  Karina King – Brimbank City Council

Brimbank City Council has partnered with local schools to host a Kids Teaching Kids Week event every year since 2009!

Karina, one of the council’s environmental education officers, has run the council’s event for the past 3 years and works hard to provide support to all her participating schools!

Robyn  Robyn Yates – Tinana State School

Robyn is certainly one of those teachers who goes above and beyond! Tinana State School has been a part of the KTK family since 2009 and every year the event grows!

This year, the Tinana State School Kids Teaching Kids event hit 500 participants – that rivals the Melbourne Water Kids Teaching Kids conference! Amazing work co-ordinating such a massive day Robyn!

 Ann-Louise  Ann-Louise Breeding – Urrbrae Agricultural High School

Urrbrae Agricultural High School has participated in the KTK program since 2010 when they attended the South Australia Kids Teaching Kids Conference. Ann-Louise has spearheaded the program for the last 5 years and has worked tirelessly to make their event a success.

This year saw Urrbrae being joined by 9 local schools for a 2-day KTK event as part of National Science Week!

 Sally Photo  Sally Hutchinson – Parks Victoria

Parks Victoria has been running Kids Teaching Kids events at two of their national parks for 6 years.

Sally is our expert organiser for the Point Nepean Parks Vic event. This event is highly anticipated by schools in the local area, who love bringing their students to connect with the beautiful parklands. This year, Sally put on a brilliant day for 200 students from 11 schools!

 Vanessa  Vanessa Wiggenraad – Parks Victoria

Another Parks Victoria superstar, Vanessa has been organising the Serendip Sanctuary event for Parks Vic since 2014. Every year 100 students spend the day sharing their knowledge and learning about the animals that call Serendip home!

Every year Vanessa takes the time to join the KTK team on their school visits, adding invaluable knowledge about the local area and the great work that Parks Vic does!