To obtain her red belt three at JMA Sophia Chila must now take on a leadership role. This is an advanced level at our school therefore a higher level of commitment and maturity is required.
Her task is to first recruit a minimum of ten friends and family members from school or otherwise and manage that team to provide a service that can benefit the community.The intention here is to teach the student the importance of team work and leadership. This level shows the power of many hands and the good feeling that comes from being part of a group working together to achieve a common goal.
Sophia has chosen to start the "Australian Earth Kids”Club. Below is some information about the Club.
"As part of joining my club kids will also become members of a non-profit organization known as Kids for Saving Earth which was started by an 11 year old boy who was dying of cancer. His name was Clinton and he had a dream of creating a healthy planet. His mum & dad now carry on the club that he started when he developed a passion about environmental issues & wanted to raise awareness & take action on all the neglect we were showing towards our animals & plants, skies & oceans.
The mission of Kids for Saving Earth is to educate, inspire, and empower children to protect the Earth's environment. As a member of this club, we will meet together every 6-8 weeks (or more often if we want to !!) to discuss and act upon environmental issues that we can really do something about! We can access educational materials from KSE & many other Australian resources & work to protect our planet in many different ways.
In our first meeting we learned how to create a small natural habitat at home; next meeting we are making bird feeders and soon we will have a guest speaker to talk about solar power & it’s benefits. There is so much to learn about and one thing I have discovered is that every person CAN make a difference !!
If any members of JMA are interested in my club or topics I am happy to provide information to them. Thankyou for giving me this opportunity to think about ways in which I can make the world a better place."
Well done Sophia, this is an inspiring way to complete your leadership task and a great way to help teach others about the environment.
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