Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52Quarterly magazine of The Peninsula School 20 In The Community CLIMATE change is a challenge which we will all have to live with in the coming years, but its consequences won’t primarily impact us, they will harm the most vulnerable people in developing nations. On 17 and 18 August, a group of 10 students from Years 7 to 11 attended a Climate Justice Summit run by the Australian Youth Climate Coalition at the historic Victorian Trades Hall, to learn what we can do to improve the sustainability of our world. Over 270 students from 24 schools came to learn about the repercussions of not acting to prevent climate change on populations around the globe, as well as the actions that we can take to minimise the severity of climate change on generations to come. Action on climate change Over 270 students from 24 schools learn about the repercussions of complacency Over 2 days we heard from inspiring young people on how they are fighting climate change, shared ideas with students from all around Melbourne and collaborated to form strategies for initiatives within our own school. These strategies will form our Repower our School Campaign, in which we are aiming to reduce our school’s reliance on fossil fuels and move towards renewable energy by implementing solar panels and expanding the 3 bin waste system used in the VCE Science Centre, throughout the school. This will make our school more sustainable and decrease the damage we are doing to our planet. The Climate Justice Summit inspired all of us to take real action towards reducing the effects of climate change and we are all looking forward to what we can accomplish. On Friday 19 August, a number of students from The Peninsula School participated in the annual 40 Hour Famine, which is run by World Vision Australia, and is now in its 41st year. The 40 Hour Famine involves people giving up something they value such as food, shelter, furniture or even talking. The initiative aims to raise funds for those living in poverty in countries such as Laos, Cambodia and Timor and to provide resources to help people escape the injustice of living in extreme poverty and afford essentials like food, healthcare and sanitation. This year, our school raised $3557 through the 40 Hour Famine, with Carr leading the House Competition raising a total of $986. Some notable efforts include: 40 Hour Famine Giving up something you value - World Vision Australia now in its 41st year • Annabelle Donaldson, Year 10 $492 • Annie Buntine, Year 11, $387 • Max Anderson, Year 7, $315.50 • Joshua Butterworth, Year 7, $308 On behalf of the Social Service team, I’d like to thank everyone who contributed to raising funds and awareness for a very worthy cause in the 40 Hour Famine. Once again, the event exemplifies the generous and dedicated attitude of our students to give up their time to support those in need. We hope to see yet another positive response to our upcoming events for the remainder of 2016. Patrick L’Huillier Social Service Prefect