The Australian Made Campaign is thrilled to launch its new collection of Australian Made educational resources.
Featuring facts for students, interactive games, posters, lesson plans and activity sheets, the curriculum-linked educational resources have been written for primary and middle years, and are designed to inform students about our local manufacturing history, Australian inventions and the social and economic benefits of buying Australian Made, Australian Grown products.
“Buying Australian Made products helps to create Aussie jobs and strengthens our local manufacturing, agricultural industries, communities and economy,” Australian Made Chief Executive, Ben Lazzaro said.
It is important to teach students about the Australian Made, Australian Grown logo, and the positive flow-on effects that buying locally-made products have. These new resources will help teachers and parents educate our future leaders about the importance of Australian manufacturing, and empower them to make educated purchasing decisions in the future.”
Designed in conjunction with the ‘For Teachers for Students’ education website, the new Australian Made resources are curriculum-linked and were developed according to a proven formula that teachers find useful for smooth integration into the classroom learning environment.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australia’s manufacturing industry currently contributes around $100 billion to Australian GDP annually, and employs around 900,000 Australians.
Greg Harten, Owner of HART Sport, an Australian Made licensee that manufactures sporting equipment for schools, clubs, fitness centres and government departments, explained the importance of manufacturing in Australia and the need for education resources.
“Local manufacturing matters! It ensures that employment and skills stay in Australia. Domestic manufacturing also drives innovation and is the basis for research and development – all things that help maintain our standard of living”, Greg Harten, Owner of HART Sport.
The educational kits are available to be downloaded from both Australian Made’s website here, and Teachers for students here.
Other Australian Made licensees include: