Clarkson Primary School celebrates 10 years of being waterwise

Clarkson Primary School celebrates 10 years of being waterwise
Clarkson Primary School celebrates 10 years of being waterwise

CLARKSON Primary School marked two awareness campaigns last month with a garden-focus.

It celebrated 10 years enrolled in Water Corporation’s Waterwise Schools Program during National Water Week, with a special assembly on October 21.

The school’s waterwise coordinator Linda Boyd said students had become aware of the value of water in the environment as a result of the program.

Ms Boyd said students learnt about water through science and sustainability classes.

The school also uses rainwater tanks to water its gardens, which feature a range of waterwise plants.

The Waterwise Schools Program takes a long-term approach to water education and behavioural change, and complements the curriculum across all major learning areas.Meanwhile,Clarkson Primary School students got their hands dirty creating a community garden at the school on October 24.

As part of Mental Health Week, more than 450 students were involved in building six garden beds and planting about 200 vegetable and herb seedlings.

Bunnings Warehouse in Clarkson donated materials for the project and staff, along with teachers and parent volunteers, helped to establish the garden.

The school aims to create a sustainable community garden that will be nurtured by students and used as an education tool in the classroom, with produce used in the canteen.