Conducting water related science experiments and learning about Perth’s water supply were just two of the many activities students at the St Pius X Primary School carried out on their journey to become a Waterwise school.
At a special assembly, South Perth MLA John McGrath presented Year 6 students Tully Jackson and Nicholas Hayes with a certificate to celebrate achieving Waterwise status through the Water Corporation’s Waterwise Schools Program.
Mr McGrath said that Waterwise schools such as St Pius X Primary School were leading the way toward a sustainable water future.
“Water sustainability is one of the great challenges facing the planet and programs such as this one are preparing the next generation for that challenge,” he said.
Mr McGrath praised the children’s work, which included participating in a school-wide National Water Week poster competition, studying the effects of global climate change on the environment and raising money for a water project in East Timor.
“Students at St Pius have always set a high standard of achievement and this work is no exception,” he said.
Mr McGrath also acknowledged the efforts of the program coordinator, Mrs Jennifer Morrison, and school staff in implementing the Waterwise Schools Program.
Mrs Morrison said that as a result of the program students had become aware of the value of water in the environment.
“The students have gained a comprehensive insight into being part of the process in conserving such an important and valuable resource.”
St Pius X Primary School joins more than 440 other recognised Waterwise schools across the State.
The Water Corporation is encouraging all schools to participate in the Waterwise Schools Program to educate young people on the need to value water.