Through the second and third week of September, all our Papilio centres participated in the Aussie Wildlife Champions fundraiser drive for the Australian Wildlife Conservancy.
A part of this fundraiser was a Dress Up and Donate Day on the 21st of September, where the centre teams and their children were encouraged to dress up as their favourite Australian animal, as a farmer, swagman or to bring in their Australian wildlife soft toy.
We also encouraged all families to consider donating towards the Australian Wildlife Conservancy, who do an exceptional job assisting with the protection and re-introduction of Australia's most iconic and endangered species.
Affinity Education and the Australian Wildlife Conservancy have formed a partnership to develop our unique Aussie Wildlife Champions program which is offered in all our Affinity owned and operated centres. Affinity education is the only educational organisation that the Australian Wildlife conservancy has partnered with on a project of this scale. Australian Wildlife Conservancy is one of the world's leading conservation organisation and has a focus on preserving Australia unique biodiversity.
The ‘Aussie Wildlife Champions’ education program, developed in partnership with the Australian Wildlife Conservancy, provides engaging lesson plans for 18 iconic and endangered Australian species and introduces the children to core principles of conservation and Australia’s sometimes harsh climate and environment. Fun and age-specific videos describe the criticality and lifecycle of species such as Native Bees, Crocodiles, frogs and Bilbies.
Each lesson is filled with delightful imagery provided by the Australian Wildlife Conservancy, insights and activities that will expand children’s understanding of the breadth, depth and uniqueness of Australia’s native species.
They have also developed at home resources for all our communities and families to learn about these important Australian species.
Ellise Mallet, Centre Manager at our Papilio Early Learning Cashmere Centre shared, “We had a great time celebrating our wildlife champions day by dressing up as various animals and wildlife keepers.
“The Kindy children have been looking into the characterises of a mulga snake and then made their own snakes to add to our wildlife project wall."
Papilio Early Learning Ingleburn celebrated AWC dress up and donate day with a range of fun and engaging activities for the children. The centre even had a few of their children in Steve Irwin inspired dress up.
“Every single day of our lives involves wildlife education. We must teach, spread the word, the wildlife gospel.” ― Steve Irwin
All our centres appreciate the commitment our families and our local communities have towards the causes we take great pride in supporting.
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