Ac­co­lades flow for school

Pilbara News - - Education - Peter de Krui­jff

They’re a pretty smart bunch when it comes to sav­ing wa­ter at Kar­ratha Pri­mary School, so much so a spe­cial cer­e­mony was held this month in recog­ni­tion of their thrifti­ness with the liq­uid.

The crew from the Wa­ter Cor­po­ra­tion vis­ited the school to con­grat­u­late it on be­ing part of the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s Wa­ter- wise schools pro­gram for 10 years.

Wa­ter Cor­po­ra­tion North West re­gional man­ager Rino Tro­lio thanked the school for its ded­i­ca­tion to the pro­gram.

“Stu­dents are the wa­ter users of the fu­ture, so its im­por­tant schools con­tinue to ed­u­cate stu­dents about the value of wa­ter in our dry­ing cli­mate,” he said.

“Thank you to stu­dents and teach­ers for your ded­i­ca­tion to the pro­gram and I look for­ward to the next decade of Water­wise ed­u­ca­tion at Kar­ratha Pri­mary School.”

Prin­ci­pal Kate Lyon and newly ap­pointed Water­wise co-or­di­na­tor Nicci Mad­di­son have worked to­gether on the pro­gram in re­cent years.

Ms Mad­di­son said KPS was proud of its stu­dents’ aware­ness of Water­wise prac­tices.

“They are keen to share their knowl­edge with par­ents, car­ers and the wider com­mu­nity,” she said.

Wa­ter-sav­ing ac­tiv­i­ties stu­dents regularly un­der­take in­clude turn­ing taps off fully and main­tain­ing the retic­u­la­tion in the gar­dens to avoid waste.

The school also teaches stu­dents about sav­ing wa­ter and pub­lishes Water­wise tips in school news­let­ters.

Pic­ture: Wa­ter Cor­po­ra­tion

Kar­ratha Pri­mary School board vice-chair­man Ed Clarke and Wa­ter Cor­po­ra­tion stake­holder re­la­tion­ship co-or­di­na­tor David Hawkins with stu­dents.

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