Some of the most rewarding workshops for both educators and the Ambassadors are the peer teaching sessions, where the students are taught how to teach. The day is very busy with lots to learn and practise as by the end of the day, they will present a lesson themselves to a junior class about the ocean and how we can look after it.
Early in June there were two sessions in Geelong and Ocean Grove, where 31 students from St Mary’s, Holy Spirit and Our Lady Star of the Sea took on the challenge of becoming teachers in a day.
They absolutely nailed it and gave inspiring lessons to all the classes, impressing all the regular classroom teachers in the process.
The skills and confidence gained this term will serve them well for every future opportunity to present in front of their peers and others. The Ambassadors are now becoming true champions for the marine environment and the challenges it faces.
Well done to all Ambassadors and many thanks to Miriam at Holy Spirit and Helen at Our Lady for hosting, and Sam from St Mary’s for the photos.