Butler and Alkimos students learn how to save water


Brighton Catholic Primary School pre-primary students Brendan Tooker, Zanthia Harper, Kayla Tapp and Hugh McIntyre.
Brighton Catholic Primary School pre-primary students Brendan Tooker, Zanthia Harper, Kayla Tapp and Hugh McIntyre.

STUDENTS at Brighton Catholic Primary School will learn more about a precious resource as part of National Water Week celebrations this week.

Teachers at the Butler school have been educating students about the importance of saving water since 2009 through Water Corporation’s Waterwise Schools Program.

“It’s vital the next generation learn about the importance of saving water and National Water Week is the perfect opportunity to highlight this,” the utility’s customer and community group general manager Catherine Ferrari said.

“National Water Week is held in October each year and provides schools with a great opportunity to promote waterwise messages and hold water themed activities.”

The school’s Waterwise Schools’ Program co-ordinator Katherine Simon said water education at the school was embedded across all year levels as part of the curriculum.

“We are holding a special waterwise-themed assembly with the water themed songs and a water saving tips presentation,” she said.

Visit www.watercorpor ation.com.au/waterwise schools .

 

Alkimos students to investigate water sources

Alkimos Primary School students Leni Sharrock, Arlie Bartlett and Matias Terrazas.

Students at Alkimos Primary School are also celebrating National Water Week as teachers educating them about the importance of saving water.

Jemma Bryan, who coordinates the program with Philippa Ramsden, said there were a number of activities planned for National Water Week.

“We are planning on creating a mural that will involve students investigating where water comes from, ways that water can be saved and the ways in which we can use the saved water,” Ms Bryan said.

“Our early childhood students also use the water collected in buckets when washing their hands to water plants in the Nature Playground.”