Busselton Senior High School teacher Geoff Holt has been given a World Teachers’ Day award for excellence in global citizenship education by the United Nations Association of Teachers.
The award recognised Mr Holt for his leadership, taking more than 150 students on their sixth annual Walk for Tenderfeet from Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse to Sugarloaf Rock on Friday.
The student council at BSHS has raised more than $26,000 for a Tenderfeet School in Kibera, Africa’s biggest slum, in which life expectancy is just 39 years, and infant mortality is among the highest in the world.
The walk followed a week of global citizenship education lessons for all students at the school, looking at human well being, poverty, malnutrition, access to clean water, education and gender-equality issues, which are among the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Congratulations to Mr Holt and the student council of BSHS!