Three student groups were awarded token of appreciation for their efforts in writing the best essays and poem during the World Environment day celebrations with WCS New Ireland in June.
As part of the centre’s WED celebrations activity, participating schools were given the opportunity to write essays and poems on the WED theme ‘Fight Against the Illegal Trade of Wildlife’.
Grade eight students of Maiom Primary school and grade seven students of Kaselok Primary school received awards for the best essay write up while the grade six students of Maiom Primary school scooped the award for the best poem.
Students were grouped in their respective grades and schools to work on their write up that was later brought to the CCERC for display and judgement.
Meanwhile, schools in and around Kavieng town have been visiting the centre since term two of this academic year and were taught environmental topics on nature, forests and the different marine ecosystems.
This activity is further supported with funding assistance from the Australian Government's Direct Aid Program (DAP).
The actual award presentation took place at the WCS Climate Change Education Resource Centre in Kavieng, two weeks after the WED celebrations.