KTK Week – more events registered every week!

So many great events being planned!

It’s still early days, but we have around 40 events registered for Kids Teaching Kids Week so far. That means over 200 schools and over 5000 students involved in Kids Teaching Kids Week already and we know that those numbers will continue to increase over the coming months!

We can’t mention every event, but here are a few to get you excited about September!

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Parks Victoria (VIC) – regional cluster event

Parks Victoria have been supporters of KTK since the beginning. They will be hosting two events during KTK Week – Point Nepean National Park and Serendip Sanctuary. All up, Parks Vic will be host to almost 400 students. Topics being planned include threats to the Great Barrier Reef, looking after mangroves, saving native bees and eel migration.

Cooinda Primary School (WA) – from an in school event to a regional cluster event

Cooinda has hosted KTK Week events for the last few years. They started off with small in-school events where the year 6’s taught the year 1-5’s. Then in 2015, they hosted their first cluster event with over 100 students from local schools at the Bunbury Dolphin Discovery Centre. This year they will again be hosting in conjuction with the Dolphin Discovery Centre.

Silkwood School (QLD) – local school partnership

Silkwood have well and truly adopted the KTK methodology. In Term 3 the year 9 students will be working with students from Mudgeeraba Special School each week. Students are able to connect to the environment and develop social skills by going into the bush to explore, learn, create and play.

Cradle Coast NRM (TAS) – regional cluster event

After their first event in 2014, Cradle Coast NRM hosted a great event in 2015 where students had the chance to check out some of the furred and feathered inhabitants at their host school. This year, 250 students will come together to tackle issues relevant to the Cradle Coast region as the event continues to grow each year.

Urrbrae Agricultural High School (SA) – regional cluster event

The students from Urrbrae take the lead on organising their 2-day KTK Week event at the Urrbrae Wetlands. Students will run workshops on topics including water sustainability, native flora and fauna, sustainable agriculture and the River Murray.

Pymble Ladies College (NSW) – embedded into the school curriculum

Over the years, Pymble has embedded KTK into the year 8 science curriculum. All students from Pymble develop workshops on a topic of their choice and then teach their peers as well as students from visiting schools. Check out this great NITV story from the 2015 event.

St Macartans Primary School (VIC) – in school event with a whole year level

KTK Week events don’t need to be large multi-school events. In addition to participating at the Parks Vic event at Point Nepean and the Melbourne Water KTK Conference, all year 5/6 students will develop a workshop related to their current inquiry unit and then teach students from other classes.

St Joseph’s Primary School, Kempsey (NSW) – in school event run by the Enviro Team

This is another great example of an in-school KTK Week event. The Enviro Team will be developing workshops that they will then deliver to all classes at the school as well as doing a presentation at assembly. Only one school, but 430 students will be involved in KTK Week!

Haven’t registered yet?

Want to get involved but haven’t registered? Here’s how to do it:

  1. Check out the map at the bottom of our homepage to find an event near you
  2. Log in or create an account
  3. Register to attend an event or host your own in-school event (all you need is a minimum of two groups of students – one to present and one to be the audience!)

Want some inspiration to get you started?

Students from Silkwood School explain their workshop “Gwongubunga – Little River”. Through using Indigenous knowledge and culture, students hope to inspire young people to develop deeper connections to themselves, others and the environment. They talk about how they developed their activities, what the activities were and how they help to address the take home message of their workshop. This could be a very useful video to watch with your students as they develop their workshop.