Town of Victoria Park’s Young Re-inventor of the Year award registrations open

Pic caption: Young people are being asked to turn rubbish into something that helps the environment.
Pic caption: Young people are being asked to turn rubbish into something that helps the environment.

YOUNG people in the Town of Victoria Park are being challenged to re-invent rubbish into something that helps keep our waterways clean or conserves water.

It is all part of Young Re-inventor of the Year, which is now accepting registrations for 2018.

Delivered by the Town of Victoria Park in partnership with Switch Your Thinking, the competition is now in its sixth year and is once again calling on young people from across WA to re-invent waste.

Mayor Trevor Vaughan said the initiative was a great way to create and learn at the same time.

“We’re encouraging all young people in the Town to get involved. Not only can you get creative with your discarded packaging, you’ll find out more about how to keep our waterways clean,” Mr Vaughan said.

Submissions are invited from early years learning centres, primary schools, high schools, community groups and individuals and there is a $3000 prize pool on offer.

This year, participants are encouraged to spread their message of reuse through school open days and tours, community partnerships or digital communications like videos or photo collages.

Submissions close on October 22 and further details including project ideas and curriculum links can be found at switchyourthinking.com.

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