Comet Bay College students are researching ways to improve sustainability in Rockingham, and hope their ideas are heard by the Federal Government.
The Year 11 Careers and Enterprise students are taking part in the Young Persons’ Plan for the Planet Program, which encourages children across the globe to development sustainability solutions for their local areas.
The students will research and develop business plans which address the United Nations’ 17 Sustainability Development Goals.
Topics could include poverty and hunger, peace and justice, clean water or climate action.
Humanities and Social Sciences Associate Dean Michelle Statham said it was the second year Comet Bay College was taking part in the program.
She said the opportunity for students to present their sustainability plans and solutions to the United Nations, and for them to be heard by the Federal Government, was exciting.
“This is a great project for our students to undertake,” Ms Statham said.
“It teaches them how to research, communicate and write a business plan, and encourages them to think outside the box.
“At Comet Bay College, we have a strong focus on students engaging in the wider community in positive ways.
“Last year our students came up with some great, innovative plans, including the use of drones to enhance community safety and the introduction of domestic violence education in schools.
“I really can’t wait to see what our students come up with this year.”