Hawkesbury schools collaborate

Connected: Grose Vale Public School captains Luke Charlesworth and Jaylen Bilbija with Ms Won Byun.

Connected: Grose Vale Public School captains Luke Charlesworth and Jaylen Bilbija with Ms Won Byun.

Uniting the world in a brand new way, Grose View Public School has started a project which will explore the opportunities for NSW schools to connect with schools across the globe on aspects of sustainability.

The school’s project, Click Connect Collaborate, is endorsed through the Japan-based global think tank, United Nations University, to build the knowledge of innovative and engaging programs to approach a new way of learning.

Both teachers and students will be able to collaborate on local issues of sustainability through video conferencing and presentations with students around the world.

Co-ordinator of programs at Tongyeong UN RCE in South Korea, Won Byun, was impressed with the project after she visited the students last month.

She is organising a video conference with students in South Korea later in October.

Supported by the  Regional Centre of Expertise  on Education for Sustainable Development — Greater Western Sydney, the project will enable a Hawkesbury student to link with a student in another part of the world.

Five Hawkesbury schools will participate including Kurrajong, Kurrajong East, Comleroy Road and Ebenezer public schools, which all currently have a range of  projects focused on sustainability.

Students from each  will attend the Youth Eco Summit at Sydney Olympic Park in October to build their knowledge and skills through workshops and expos.

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