Hands On Learning For Schoolchildren

Left to right: Kobe from St Monica’s (North Parramatta), Carlia from St Canice’s (Katoomba) and Cauley from St Rose’s (Collaroy Plateau)

Left to right: Kobe from St Monica’s (North Parramatta), Carlia from St Canice’s (Katoomba) and Cauley from St Rose’s (Collaroy Plateau)

In an Australian-first collaborative educational program, the Northern Beaches Council is working to teach kids about the relationships between coastal, mountain and river water systems.

‘Mountains to Sea’ is a partnership between Northern Beaches, Blue Mountains and Parramatta Councils that teaches young school children how people and places are connected through waterways.

On Wednesday last week, year three students from St Rose Catholic Primary School in Collaroy Plateau hosted students from schools in the Blue Mountains and Parramatta Council areas as part of the program. 

Northern Beaches Council Mayor Michael Regan said the project was an opportunity for local kids to explore outside the Northern Beaches, as well as to show off our own beautiful coastal environment.

“More than just an excursion, the Mountains to Sea project is a chance for our students to make new friendships, explore inland areas and develop their interest in environmental science," Mr Regan said.

Throughout the program students visited Long Reef rock platform to learn about coastal environments.