Carrum PS

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Big Green Schools Conference

Carrum Primary School launched the first Big Green Schools Conference in March 2012 with 130 students and teachers from twenty schools in the City of Kingston.

Since then our Grade 5/6 students have hosted this annual event introducing an amazing array of environment and sustainability ideas to a wide variety of students and teachers from all over Victoria.

The event has featured:
+ environmental activist, Arron Wood (2007 Prime Minister’s Environmentalist of the Year Award winner)
+ Q & A session with Mark Dreyfus (Federal Member for Isaacs)
+ ‘hands on’ action in our Stephanie Alexander Kitchen and Garden, farm and wetlands zone
+ the Big Green Short Film competition
+ explored and develop a community project titled “Carrum to Moorabbin”. The “Carrum to Moorabbin” project focussed on how students, as community members, can be proactive in making public transport more sustainable.
+ In 2016, our amazing year 5/6 representatives won the inaugural ‘Golden Chook Trophy’ for the best school based environmental project at the Big Green Schools Conference. The students showcased our fantastic soft plastics recycling project and the positive impact this will have on our environment.
+ In 2019 year our 5/6 representatives won the ‘Golden Chook Trophy’ for the second time. The award winning environmental sustainability podcast show is available on Radio Carrum. Please click on the following link to listen to the ‘Green Guardians Interview Series‘ – Green Guardians