NYRSTAR’S auditorium was transformed into an art studio recently with a group of primary school students taking part in an interactive site visit during their school holidays to learn about Nyrstar’s environmental program.
Environment superintendent Kylie Veale said the visit was part of the “Children’s University” – a new initiative from the University of Tasmania (UTAS).
“This activity was a pilot for the program and a valuable opportunity for Nyrstar to engage with the younger generation on our ongoing work in reducing the site’s environmental footprint,” she said.
Following on from the morning’s formalities the students had the opportunity to be creative and express their thoughts about the environment and industry through painting.
UTAS project officer Lynne Hanlon described the site visit as “fantastic”.
“Both the presentation and the art activity were very well organised and pitched at just the right level to engage this age group,” she said.
The Children’s University is aimed at introducing our younger generation to higher education opportunities by rewarding participation in learning opportunities outside of school hours.
Formal certificates are awarded at an annual graduation ceremony to recognise students who complete their Passport to Learning.
The student’s passport is deemed completed once they take part in the required number of out of school hour activities.