Our Melbourne Ambassadors had an awesome time yesterday for their workshop on Peer Teaching at St. Judes in Scoresby! We were so excited to be back teaching the Ambassadors in person, with limited numbers to adhere to Covid guidelines. Ambassadors learnt about our amazing marine treasures, precious marine habitats and some of the threats they face through a range of highly engaging activities! Most importantly, they learnt how they can help contribute to a more positive environmental future!
Mandy guiding Ambassadors through the beachcombing activity with tips and tricks for teaching this activity to students big and small!
Armed with their new knowledge and skills, the Ambassadors then taught a grade 1 class! Through role-plays, storytelling and support, the Ambassadors quickly gained confidence, which helped empower them to share their new knowledge. It was so inspiring to watch our Ambassadors also supporting each other while teaching the young students!
Ambassadors teaching the Grade 1’s about some of our precious marine treasures and the issues of plastic in our bays and oceans!
After the workshop, many Ambassadors commented on their newly found confidence to spread environmental awareness, and that this was such a fun way to make a difference! Indeed, our host teachers also commented they had never seen the grade 1’s so engaged in an activity! Kids teaching kids is so powerful!
Ambassadors teaching the younger students about the many alternatives to single-use plastics such as straws, balloons, and drink cups!
Congratulations to our wonderful ‘i sea, i care’ Melbourne Ambassadors, and many thanks to Filber Bacus and St. Judes in Scoresby for hosting the workshop and to Patrice McKenzie for transporting the Ballam park Ambassadors!