Innes makes a splash with her wa­ter wise mug

Campaspe News - - NEWS -

RIGHT­FUL and re­source­ful wa­ter us­age is par­tic­u­larly im­por­tant for ev­ery­one to un­der­stand in this time of drought — es­pe­cially com­ing into the sum­mer.

Col­binab­bin Pri­mary School has based part of their cur­ricu­lum on sus­tain­abil­ity and as part of their les­sons, stu­dents par­took in Goul­burn Val­ley Wa­ter’s Wa­ter Wise Week com­pe­ti­tion.

Grade four stu­dent Innes Downie has taken out the grade three and four di­vi­sion of Goul­burn Val­ley Wa­ter’s Wa­ter Wise Week com­pe­ti­tion with her beau­ti­ful mug cre­ation.

Innes, like stu­dents from 40 other schools, de­signed a mug pro­mot­ing the wa­ter wise mes­sage. This was com­pleted at Col­binab­bin Pri­mary as part of their Re­sourceS­mart sus­tain­abil­ity cur­ricu­lum.

Innes was very ex­cited to re­ceive a $100 JB HiFi voucher and a $50 Collins book­store voucher.

Col­binab­bin Pri­mary School have also been awarded their fourth star in the Re­sourceS­mart Schools Sus­tain­abil­ity Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion pro­gram.

This star recog­nises that the school is “sus­tain­ing” its ap­proach to en­vi­ron­men­tal ed­u­ca­tion.

Re­sourceS­mart Schools take ac­tion to min­imise waste, save en­ergy and wa­ter, pro­mote bio­di­ver­sity and take ac­tion on cli­mate change to ben­e­fit their school and com­mu­nity.

Man­aged by Sus­tain­abil­ity Vic­to­ria, Re­sourceS­mart Schools pro­vides prac­ti­cal sup- port to re­duce re­source use, make cost sav­ings, in­te­grate sus­tain­abil­ity into the cur­ricu­lum and share learn­ings be­yond the school gate.

Re­sourceS­mart Schools re­wards and recog­nises stu­dents, teach­ers and schools for sus­tain­abil­ity achieve­ments through Sus­tain­abil­ity Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion and the Re­sourceS­mart School Awards.

Col­binab­bin Pri­mary is the only school within the Shire of Cam­paspe to have achieved the four star cer­ti­fi­ca­tion.

Col­binab­bin Pri­mary School stu­dent Innes Downie with the spoils of vic­tory.

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