City of Wanneroo opens Young Re-inventor of the Year nominations

Winner of last year’s Young Re-inventor of the Year competition, Liam from Landsdale, who made a dog sculpture out of scrap metal, golf balls, a paint roller and hula skirt.
Winner of last year’s Young Re-inventor of the Year competition, Liam from Landsdale, who made a dog sculpture out of scrap metal, golf balls, a paint roller and hula skirt.

YOUNG people with a passion for sustainability are encouraged to repurpose rubbish into something to help preserve waterways and decrease the amount of waste threatening sea life.

City of Wanneroo has opened applications for the Young Re-inventor of the Year competition where entrants should creatively reinvent a use for rubbish.

Run in partnership with Switch Your Thinking, the competition has been open to children of all ages including those in early years learning centres, primary schools, high schools, after school care, community groups and individuals.

All entrants will receive a certificate and be in the running to share in $3000 in prizes.

Mayor Tracey Roberts said it was a great opportunity for young residents to “put on their creative hats and find ways to conserve our precious water while putting unwanted rubbish to good use”.

“I would like to see the entire Wanneroo community thinking differently about the rubbish we produce and how we can all help protect our natural environment,” she said.

“The most inspiring re-inventor will walk away with the Change Makers award and a $500 sustainability prize pack.”

This year marks the sixth Young Re-inventor of the Year competition, with submissions closing on Monday, October 22.

In 2017 children were challenged to re-invent rubbish to bring their garden to life.

Liam from Landsdale took out equal first place in the community category for his artistic sculpture of a dog made out of scrap metal, golf balls, a paint roller and hula skirt.

For details about this year’s competition, including project ideas and curriculum links, visit switchyourthinking.com/our-projects/young-reinventor-of-the-year.

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