A group of students from Kiama Public School who have developed an anti-bullying resource have been lauded as trailblazers.
Parliamentary Secretary for Education Gareth Ward said the resource the six budding entrepreneurs developed came about after taking part in the Tech Girls Superhero challenge.
‘’The app, called ‘Kiama Kids Care’, encourages random acts of kindness, getting local businesses to provide prizes, encouraging kids to take part and to make Kiama a better place,’’ Mr Ward said.
‘’These girls in Year 4 and Year 6 can be very proud of the fact they are trailblazers at Kiama Public School and I was delighted that the Premier Gladys Berejiklian made herself available to meet with these students in Parliament.
‘’These days, technology is so nimble, mobile, and dynamic, that it’s important it is in our schools and that there are opportunities for young people to experience what they can achieve.’’
The Kiama MP added we live in a time of great change and understanding how to influence that change can start at primary school.
‘’Can you imagine what these girls will be able to achieve?’’ Mr Ward asked.
‘’We could have a founder here of something which doesn’t exist yet, and it’s the education they are receiving at Kiama Public School that will give them that opportunity – that is not only brilliant, but exciting.
‘’I would also like to acknowledge the girls’ mentor and coach Lauren Purcell, Teacher Librarian Robyn Etherton and the Principal of Kiama Public School Michael Honeywood.’’