On 20 October I was very proud to formally recognise Manning Primary School as a Waterwise school. The students marked the occasion by performing an excellent series of skits at the school assembly to demonstrate the importance of water conservation. The students have been busy raising awareness and understanding of water issues in Australia. They have designed posters, learnt about groundwater treatment processes, designed and constructed water saving shower models, conducted science experiments on weather conditions and the effect of rain on the environment, and learnt about the importance of water for a healthy lifestyle.
My congratulations go out to the students, and also the staff who have implemented the Waterwise School program at Manning Primary School; particularly the headmaster Robert Searle and coordinator Ian Ralph.
Manning Primary School sets a wonderful example for all schools around Western Australia to become involved in the Waterwise Schools program.