Wyong High School is one of the first schools in NSW to show interest in a youth leadership program run by Take 3 for the Sea.
The free program aims to develop young people into passionate, educated and self-determined young leaders who have the tools and knowledge they need to spark environmental change.
“The core idea behind the program is to encourage young people to be involved and engaged in awareness of the issue of plastic pollution, and through the course of the program, they are encouraged to invent, innovate and campaign for change,” said Take 3 CEO, Sarah Beard.
It is an extension of the online learning program and will be open to high school students to attend eight inspirational weekly workshops with Take 3 for the Sea education staff and mentors.
Two high school youth leadership courses are on offer, one in term two and the other in term three.
Following significant interest from primary schools, a leadership program is also being created for class teachers to deliver to select students in Years 5 and 6 during term three.