Classes at the beach, a professional television crew following your each and every move and informing students around the country about sustainability.
It is definitely not the typical high school experience, but for students at Taroona High School in southern Tasmania, it was all part of the curriculum.
Project Planet is a new television series filmed at schools across Australia, with passionate students leading their schools to a more sustainable future by using the “5 Rs” – Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Renew and Recycle.
Taroona High School’s starring waste warrior is year 8 student Freida, a natural born leader who rallies her classmates around the worthy cause of slashing their environmental footprint.
Having grown up in the stunning bushland surrounding Hobart, Freida is keenly aware of the environmental challenges facing her generation.
Throughout the series she combines her passion for art with the Taroona High School team’s mission to reduce their landfill.
The Tasmanian Government supported the series by investing $40 000 through Screen Tasmania’s Capitalise program.
The eight-part factual series commissioned by ABC ME and produced by Emerald Films is expected to inject around $130 000 into the state’s economy.