09 August 2016   

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More than 1,200 North Lakes students will be learning about conservation and natural resources through two professional theatre productions being taken into local schools.

More than 1,200 North Lakes students will be learning about conservation and natural resources through two professional theatre productions being taken into local schools.


The interactive pirate adventure The Treasure Trove of Conservation Cove is a 30-minute play that will teach primary school students about natural resources, how they are used, how they are wasted and what students can do to conserve them.

 

The 40-minute comedy sketch The Resource Raiders will follow a similar theme and will be performed for students in years 7- 9.

 

Stockland has partnered with the National Theatre for Children (NTC) to create the two educational plays that professional actors will perform to more than 10,000 students at schools in communities across Australia.

 

Students at The Lakes College will watch The Resource Raiders on Tuesday, 2 August. Bounty Boulevard State School students will view the Treasure Trove of Conservation Cove on Thursday, 4 August. 

 

David Laner, Regional Manager at Stockland, said sustainability lessons learnt at school could be taken home and shared with the whole family and the wider community.

 

“We are pleased to partner with the National Theatre for Children in their presentation and tour of these fun and educational plays,” Mr Laner said.

 

“These plays use comedy and characters such as Captain Doorknob, Cece Starfish and Merv Maid to teach students what natural resources are, how they are sometimes wasted and what each student can do to use them more wisely.

 

“We take sustainability seriously at North Lakes and we know that our younger generations care deeply and have a strong interest in preserving and protecting our environment.

 

“Stockland is a proud world leader for sustainability in development. This means environmental preservation and rehabilitation, but it also means creating communities that care about the environment and about each other.”


NTC is the largest in-school touring educational theatre in the world. It delivers entertaining and educational programs to students, along with classroom activities, student workbooks and teacher guides.

 

Tobias Benn, Managing Director of NTC Australia, said the company had 15 years of local experience educating millions of students.

 

“A huge part of our success is the fact that the students get fired up about the topic - in this case, energy efficiency and conservation,” Mr Benn said.

 

“We get to help kids to help the world, and that’s very rewarding.”