Coodanup College recognised as WA’s 579th Waterwise school

The Water Corporation’s Andrew Blair with leak-detection dog Kep, principal Vicky McKeown and student Reece Lego.
The Water Corporation’s Andrew Blair with leak-detection dog Kep, principal Vicky McKeown and student Reece Lego.

COODANUP College was recognised as WA’s 579th Waterwise School at a recent special assembly.

Through the Water Corporation’s Waterwise Schools Program, teachers have been educating students on the need to value, protect and conserve water.

To celebrate the milestone, students were treated with a visit from Water Corporation’s leak detection dog, Kep, to learn about how she has been trained to sniff water leaks.

Water Corporation general manager Catherine Ferrari said climate change continued to impact water supplies and it was important the next generation was aware of how precious water was to ensure a sustainable water future.

“Coodanup College has embedded water literacy education across all learning areas, so students have a better understanding of water and the importance of water conservation,’’ she said.

Coodanup College Waterwise Schools program coordinator Megan Cousins said a Water Project undertaken by Year 7 classes at the school resulted in students making valuable links between curriculum concepts and the importance of water conservation at home and at school.

“Students were asked to complete water-related activities across each learning area, providing them with the learning tools needed to establish a deeper meaning from the curriculum content,” she said.