The Australian Made Campaign has launched a new collection of Australian Made educational resources that aim to inform students about our local manufacturing history, Australian inventions and the social and economic benefits of buying Australian Made and Australian Grown products.
Designed for the primary and middle years, the resources feature facts, interactive games, posters, lesson plans and activity sheets.
“Buying Australian Made products helps to create Aussie jobs and strengthens our local manufacturing, agricultural industries, communities and economy,” said Australian Made Chief Executive, Ben Lazzaro.
“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 created to provide 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,” he said.
The educational kits can be downloaded by clicking here.