Hills Students Speak 4 The Planet

Students from across The Hills celebrated World Environment Day by taking part in Speaking 4 the Planet at The Hills Shire Council Chambers in June.

The theme for this year’s event Green Cities: Plan For The Planet saw participants presenting their ideas in a variety of creative ways.

30 Students from Rouse Hill High School, Baulkham Hills High School, Crestwood High School, Northmead Creative and Performing Arts High School and Cumberland High School conveyed ideas via prepared speeches, impromptu speeches or mini-drama productions.

Students spoke about the importance of reducing human impact on the environment, and planning for the future sustainably.

Hills Shire Mayor Dr Michelle Byrne said she was impressed by the confidence of the presenters and the ideas on display.

“The Hills is the Garden Shire and I’m very pleased to see so many students showing how much passion they have for our environment,” Mayor Byrne said.

“I’m always impressed by the creativity on display at the Speaking 4 The Planet event. There’s so many different presenters expressing ideas that you’d think are beyond their years.”

“Standing in front of an audience and performing is one of the most daunting things anyone can do, so I commend these students on taking that plunge and excelling on stage.”

To register your school for the 2017 event, contact Council’s Resource Recovery Team on (02) 9843 0310.