In run­ning for award

The Tatura Guardian - - News -

The hard work com­pleted by a ded­i­cated group of stu­dents at Tatura Pri­mary School has been recog­nised by the Vic­to­rian Gov­ern­ment.

The school’s En­viro Kids group has been named as a fi­nal­ist in the state’s Re­sourceS­mart Schools Awards’ Stu­dent Ac­tion Team of the Year cat­e­gory.

‘‘We’re very ex­cited about it and feel very proud and hon­oured,’’ Tatura Pri­mary School prin­ci­pal Su­sanne Gill said.

‘‘We’ve got a great team of stu­dents who rep­re­sent the school and they’re called the En­viro Kids. They work with a very ded­i­cated teacher, Donna Cros­bie, and they meet weekly and worth through our strate­gies in build­ing aware­ness of sus­tain­abil­ity.’’

The group is one of four fi­nal­ists in the cat­e­gory, with the win­ner set to be an­nounced next month.

‘‘The kids are ex­cited and they’ve been in­vited to at­tend the awards cer­e­mony next month,’’ Ms Gill said.

StateMem­ber for North­ern Vic­to­ria Mark Gepp con­grat­u­lated the stu­dents for their hard work.

‘‘The stan­dard for this award is very high, so they have made our com­mu­nity proud,’’ he said.

Ms Gill said the school had big plans start­ing in term four for its waste and sus­tain­abil­ity aware­ness program.

‘‘Our big ini­tia­tive at the mo­ment is to go to­tally rub­bish free, re­cess and lunch, so chil­dren are en­cour­aged to bring their food in re­us­able con­tain­ers,’’ she said.

‘‘If they do have to bring rub­bish they’ll take that home.’’


Thrilled: Tatura Pri­mary School’s En­vi­roKids Cooper O’Neill, Teige Mob­ber­ley, Bella Hart, Noah Findlay, Ava Vasano and Noak Walker.

Tara Whitsed

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