Mes­sage not wasted

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

UR­SULA Frayne Catholic Col­lege ju­nior school stu­dents are see­ing the ben­e­fits of re­cy­cling af­ter tak­ing part in a Clean­away pro­gram.

The pro­gram is funded by the Town of Vic­to­ria Park and is in­tended to ed­u­cate par­tic­i­pants about waste min­imi­sa­tion and man­age­ment through im­ple­ment­ing re­duce, re­use and re­cy­cle prin­ci­ples.

Ur­sula Frayne Catholic Col­lege Year 3 teacher Rose­marie Gen­ovese said her class thor­oughly en­joyed tak­ing part in the pro­gram in June and had con­tin­ued to be waste-wise in the class­room and at home.

“The pro­gram was ter­rific; the chil­dren loved the in­ter­ac­tive ses­sions and found the ex­pe­ri­ence to be most worth­while, shar­ing what they had learnt with fam­ily,” she said.

Pre­sented by a pro­fes­sional Clean­away ed­u­ca­tor, the pro­gram con­sists of two 60-minute ses­sions de­liv­ered over two weeks and is suit­able for chil­dren aged from prepri­mary to Year 6.

Mayor Trevor Vaughan said the coun­cil was for­tu­nate to be able to ed­u­cate chil­dren about the im­por­tance of cre­at­ing a sus­tain­able com­mu­nity and pro­vid­ing them ex­am­ples of how they could in­clude en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly be­hav­iours into their own lives.

The pro­gram di­rectly links in with the Aus­tralian cur­ricu­lum and en­gages stu­dents in the learn­ing process through stim­u­lat­ing and prac­ti­cal ac­tiv­i­ties.

No prepa­ra­tion is re­quired and all pri­mary schools within the Town of Vic­to­ria Park are el­i­gi­ble to reg­is­ter for the pro­gram at no cost.

Con­tact He­len Hyde from Clean­away on 0439 719 837 or email He­len.Hyde@clean­ to reg­is­ter.

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