Childow Primary School’s tyre creation wins award


Caitlin Bezuidenhout at Eastern Hill Senior High School.
Caitlin Bezuidenhout at Eastern Hill Senior High School.

CHIDLOW Primary School’s nature play area is great fun for all the children, thanks to the work of Caitlin Bezuidenhout.

In her last year at the school, the Year 6 student showed recycling could be fun by creating the play area with recycled tyres.

Her commitment to the project was one of the deciding factors in the school awarding her the Year 6 Citizenship Award 2016.

The 11-year-old was described as being a positive role model, who gave her time unconditionally to help those in need and supported causes for the school in her own personal time.

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Caitlin’s family got behind her plans for the nature park and helped collect 16 tyres dumped in the bush by the Chidlow quarry.

Fourteen tyres were used to create the playground and two to make garden beds for growing potatoes.

“By recycling the tyres we not only cleaned our environment, but created two new purposes for the tyres,” Caitlin said.

Now a Year 7 student at Eastern Hills Senior High School, Caitlin is studying social sciences and drama and enjoying new subjects and teachers.

Caitlin was presented with her award at the Shire of Mundaring’s Australia Day ceremony last month.