How ResourceSmart Schools Connects to Switched on Schools

save the switchOrganisation: AYCC (Australian Youth Climate Coalition)

Program: Switched on Schools

This program empowers students to take ownership over sustainability and undertake meaningful projects.

Connects to the following modules of ResourceSmart AuSSI Vic: Core, Biodiversity, Energy, Waste

Accessible to schools in the following Melbourne metropolitan regions: Eastern, Northern and Southern

Appropriate for students in:
Secondary – Year 7 to Year 10
Secondary – Year 11 to Year 12

What is offered to schools:

This program focuses on young role models that facilitate sessions to support sustainability action — focus is on skilling up students to then have what they need to be active in their school life and beyond their school life.

Project areas that AYCC supports:
* Waste Smart Schools – waste
* Kitchen Garden – food and gardens
* Refashion – focusing on reusing and clothing
* Repower – focusing on energy
* Get the Word Out – bringing AYCC campaigns into your school

Note: these are flexible and students are encouraged to get creative with their focus

Part 1. Cutting-edge presentation
20-minute educational multi-media presentation and workshops delivered by engaging young presenters, sparking student knowledge about climate change impacts and solutions and inspiring them to join young people in creating a sustainable future.

Part 2. AYCC Online Hub
The AYCC Hub is a place where students can download resources to run their own sustainable campaigns and share stories. Social media will also be used.

Part 3. Summits (1 or 2 day event)
AYCC Start the Switch summits are paid for by council and held in local areas. Include inspiring presentations from young leaders and local experts, workshops and masterclasses, project planning sessions and opportunities to meet like-minded students.

All schools groups leave with a sustainability project, plan and a mentor to help them implement it and work with the group once they’re back at school.

Part 4. Mentoring and projects
Trained young mentors check in fortnightly with students, adding immeasurable value to their experience and success of their climate projects. Through this process, students feel supported and connected to a wider movement, that is bigger that just their school.

Mentoring usually goes for 3 months.


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By Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC)|2018-07-10T14:59:20+10:00March 6th, 2014|0 Comments