School recog­nised

Central and North Burnett Times - - WELCOME -

SEEDS of sus­tain­abil­ity have sprouted at Mun­dub­bera P-10 and earned the school na­tional recog­ni­tion.

Mun­dub­bera picked up the Young Leg­ends award for the school’s sus­tain­abil­ity ini­tia­tives at the Na­tional Tidy Towns Awards.

Prin­ci­pal Peter Townsend said stu­dents should feel proud about win­ning the award, last Fri­day.

The sus­tain­abil­ity ini­tia­tives have be­come a “nat­u­ral part of the school” and pro­vided stu­dents with lead­er­ship op­por­tu­ni­ties, he said.

Older stu­dents have taken younger stu­dents un­der their wings and taught them the skills and beauty of gar­den­ing.

“I think this award will show them that the ef­fort that they are putting into sus­tain­able prac­tices is be­ing ac­knowl­edged and cel­e­brated,” Mr Townsend said.

“It is a great re­flec­tion of the hard work that has been done by people, such as fa­cil­ity of­fi­cer Steven Crofts, to make the school sus­tain­able.”

Mun­dub­bera P-10 was still striv­ing to im­prove its sus­tain­abil­ity prac­tices and have won a sub­mis­sion though BIEDO grant an­gels.

The school will fur­ther re­duce its car­bon foot­print through in­creased wa­ter cap­ture, in­creased so­lar power in­fra­struc­ture and im­proved re­cy­cling ca­pa­bil­i­ties.

As well as pick­ing up the Young Leg­ends award, Mun­dub­bera was also highly com­mended for Com­mu­nity Ac­tion and Part­ner­ships. The town earned the com­men­da­tion for its work with BlazeAid dur­ing the 2013 floods.

Com­mu­nity groups from Mun­dub­bera sup­ported BlazeAid by pro­vid­ing meals at the red shed.


TOWNPRIDE: Cr Faye Whelan and Mayor DonWaugh ac­cept the Na­tional Tidy Towns Young Leg­ends award for Mun­dub­bera.

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