Two Geraldton high school students have taken out top awards in a Water Corporation Waterwise Photo Competition.

Geraldton Grammar Year 10 student, Brooke Maisey, won the high school category for her creative high-speed shot capturing a bursting water balloon. Brooke’s photo was chosen out of 110 entries across the State and her prize was a voucher donated by Leederville Camera House.

Nagle Catholic College Year 8 student, Madeline Shearer, was highly commended for her close-up of rain drops on a leaf.

Water Corporation Mid-West Regional Manager, Steve Greeve, congratulated Brooke and Madeline on their awards.

“Well done to Brooke and Madeline, along with Geraldton Grammar and Nagle Catholic College, for your efforts and success in our Waterwise Photo Competition,” Mr Greeve said.

“The competition forms part of our Waterwise Schools Program. As part of the program teachers educate students on the need to value, protect and conserve water resources.

“Students are the water users of the future, so it is important schools continue to educate students about the value of water.

“While we’ll always have enough water – we’ll never have enough to waste - so it’s important the next generation treat water like the precious resource it is.”

Now in its 20th year, the Waterwise Schools Program takes a long-term approach to water education and behavioural change, and complements the curriculum across all major learning areas, especially science.

Further information relating to the Waterwise school program is also available online at the Water Corporation website

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