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ROSALIE Primary School and Iona Presentation College students are schooling their parents on the correct way to dispose of batteries.
The western suburbs schools were named joint winners of the Earth Carers School Battery Recycling Competition in 2014.
Rosalie collected 96kg of batteries for the western suburbs competition – the most of any school in the region – while Iona collected 31.5kg in a month.
Earth Carers co-ordinator Amy Warne said they announced Rosalie as the winner of the Battery Recycling School by Overall Weight category and Iona as the winner of the Battery Recycling School by Population and Time in Program category.
“Rosalie consistently collects massive numbers of batteries and we want to recognise this effort but Iona entered the competition late last year with such gusto and great results, we wanted to recognise them too,” Ms Warne said.
“To give credit where credit is due, we named both schools winners.”
Rosalie Year 6 student Louis Bird is on the school’s Green Gorillas committee, which aims to inform students, parents and the wider community about recycling.
Iona Year 11 student Chloe-Jade Jacob said her parents did not know what to do with used batteries and ended up collecting close to 400 at their home.
Louis Bird and Abbey Major, from Rosalie PS, with Iona College’s Holly Simpson and Chloe-Jade Jacob.