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