Gosnells: Ashburton Drive PS wins award for water conservation system

Ashburton Drive Primary School student Liliana Jones receiving the Young Re-inventor of the Year first prize certificate from City of Gosnells councillor Julie Brown.
Ashburton Drive Primary School student Liliana Jones receiving the Young Re-inventor of the Year first prize certificate from City of Gosnells councillor Julie Brown.

ASHBURTON Drive Primary School has won equal first place in the Switch Your Thinking Young Re-Inventor of the Year competition.

Sharing the spoils with Coolbinia Primary School and St Anthony’s School, Ashburton Drive Primary was recognised for an innovative water conservation system created by one of their students.

The model, created by Liliana Jones using upcycled wood and used glass jars, demonstrated a filtering system where water used in homes was filtered to be re-used over and over again in the kitchen, bathroom and laundry before finally ending up in the garden.

Canning Vale home school student Joshua Michel was also recognised in the individual category with a dolphin sculpture made out of salvaged chicken wire stuffed with soft plastics and covered with blue bottle caps collected over years.

Gosnells mayor Glenn Dewhurst said the ideas coming from these young minds had been impressive.

“Reducing waste is one of the biggest challenges facing local governments and our communities, so it’s been great to see the level of innovation and inventiveness from our younger residents,” he said.

“I’d love to see some of these ideas come to fruition in the future.”

Switch Your Thinking is a joint sustainability initiative between the Cities of Gosnells and Armadale and the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale.