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The Essington School Darwin 6 Middle School Report eProgram News Last Thursday, the Essington Middle School was represented by two teams at The Climate Change Challenge IV, which was hosted by the Darwin City Council and aims to encourage creative and innovative thinking in regards to climate change and environmental issues. The students are very grateful to Mr Roth and Ms Moloney for assisting with preparation and attending on the night to support them. Team A Year 7 Frances Cruickshank Mia Hardcastle Otto Blum Alicia Taziwa Kayley Palmer Jarrad Li-Hunnam Team B Year 7-9 Bilal Mir Jed Cruickshank Georgia McCallister Christopher Silva Haylei Whitehead Masakazu Kaganoi Both teams were outstanding on the night, and we are proud to announce that Team B were the overall winners of the night! The teams competed with ninety students from Darwin Middle, Kormilda, Casuarina Secondary, and Henbury Schools, and The Essington Senior College. The evening consisted of 3 rounds: Round 1 Quick Quiz questions to get students thinking about climate change issues. Round 2 Reuse Challenge teams were given a non recyclable item to create the best innovative reuse idea. Round 3 The Big Question teams are given a question a number of days before the Challenge and they worked together to prepare their solution. On the night they must presented their response to the global question incorporating song, dance, speech, role play- creativity and innovation were the key judging criteria. ____________________________ The Challenge: As Australias nominated representative to the Paris COP21, prepare a 3 minute presentation which outlines Australias vision for action on climate change. The scenario was: In December this year the 21 st UN Climate Change Conference (known as the Conference of Parties or COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), will take place in Paris. The aim of this conference is to reach a new international agreement on climate change, applicable to all countries, with the overall aim of keeping global warming below 2C. It will produce a vision shared by all nations that leads to a commitment to combat climate change effectively. Its about Development and Adaptation and how a united world goes about finding solutions to the issue of climate change. Your team have been selected to represent Australia at COP21. ____________________________ For the remainder of Term 2, there will be a focus on Literacy Enrichment, and Room MS5 will be open most recess and lunch times (see timetable on door) for students who wish to work on any of the programs available: Young Territory Author Awards 2015 Literary Competition Australia-Japan Relations Essay Contest. Jo Masters eProgram Coordinator Middle School Report Our winning team at the Climate Change Challenge IV

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