The Coastal Kids Competition

For this year’s Coastal Kids Competition, Year 5 and 6 students from Sorrento Primary School were asked to use original, locally shot photographs to show what climate change means in practice and how it affects children from coastal communities.

Over 70 highly creative and original entries were received making it an extremely difficult challenge for the judges to choose just a few winners amongst so many great entries.

First Place – Gracie Plumridge
Second Place – Mimosa Toy
Third Place – Daisy Sturzaker

Honourable mention awards were also provided to: Tia Grogan, Finn Harris, Zoe Ibbotson, Boronica Maree King, Tom Maltby, Matilda-Pearl Muir, Hamish Read, Celeste Robertson, Maddy Scharpenack and Isaac Walls.

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Coastal Kids around the world

In 2011, DS commenced the Coastal Kids Project which currently involves 10-12 year-
old primary school students from Australia, Bangladesh and Thailand. These students receive instruction and hear guest lectures on climate change and its impacts on coastal communities. One of the highlights of the project is the regular face-to-face Skype conversations between students from the participating countries, where they learn first-hand how climate change is already affecting coastal dwelling children around the world.

DS and Bangladeshi partner organisation Young Power in Social Action (YPSA) are looking forward to receiving entries for the forthcoming Bangladesh Coastal Kids Art Competition, to be held at the William Carey Academy in Chittagong, a coastal region of Bangladesh heavily affected by climate change.

Coastal Kids, Bangladesh Debate Competition

DS again congratulates Sitakund Girls School, the winners of the first annual Coastal Kids Debate Competition held in Chittagong in October 2013.

Coastal Kids in 2014

DS has already commenced planning for the Coastal Kids Project in 2014. If you or your school would like to be involved in the Project, please contact us at info@displacementsolutions.org.