Education

Kids waging war on waste

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September 29, 2017

Tatura Primary School's EnviroKids Cooper O'Neill, Teige Mobberley, Bella Hart, Noah Findlay, Ava Vasano and Noak Walker with their award.

Hard work by a dedicated group of Tatura Primary School students has been recognised.

The school’s Enviro Kids group is a finalist in the Victorian Government’s ResourceSmart Schools Awards’ Student Action Team of the Year category.

‘‘We’re very excited about it and feel very proud and honoured,’’ Tatura PS 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 work through our strategies in building awareness of sustainability.’’

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

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

State Member 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.’’

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