Tassie students to star in national children’s TV show

TAROONA High School students who featured in an exciting new national children’s television series are looking forward to stardom – or at the very least helping change consumer attitudes and habits to reduce the huge amount of waste produced by Australians each year.

The new ABC seriescalled ‘Project Planet’ follows three teams from three schools around Australia as they attempt to reduce their school’s waste to zero within eight weeks.

Minister for the Arts and Environment Elise Archer, who visited Taroona High School to see first-hand the work students were doing to reduce waste, said this series featured some of the country’s most passionate students as they led their schools to a more sustainable future.

“Students at each school have been selected as ‘waste warriors’ and are given a different mission,” she said.

“At Taroona High School, their mission is to break the waste cycle using the five R’s – refuse, reduce, reuse, renew and recycle’ – and they seem to be doing a fantastic job so far.

“The Tasmanian Government is proud to support our emerging talent and provide opportunities to help grow their careers, which is why we have invested $40,000 into this series of Project Planet through Screen Tasmania.”

The eight-part factual series commissioned by ABCME and produced by Emerald Films is expected to inject around $130,000 into the state’s economy.

Project Planet will screen nationally on ABCME on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 4.30pm from 25 July.

Caption: Minister for Environment Elise Archer with Taroona High School students, from left, James, Naomi, Freida, Liam, Bowie and Ellie who are set to star in the upcoming factual children’s television show Project Planet.