West Leederville Primary School will celebrate 10 years enrolled in Water Corporation’s Waterwise Schools Program at a special ceremony to be held today.  

Through the Waterwise program teachers at the school have been educating students on the need to value, protect and conserve water resources for a decade. 

Water Corporation General Manager Customer and Community Group, Catherine Ferrari, thanked the school for its dedication to the program.

"Students are the water users of the future, so its important schools continue to educate students about the value of water in our drying climate," Ms Ferrari said.  

"Thank you to students and teachers for your dedication to the program and I look forward to the next decade of waterwise education at West Leederville Primary School.”

West Leederville Primary School Waterwise Coordinator Pip Hawson has worked diligently to maintain the program over the past 10 years. She said all students benefited from the program and had become more aware of the value of water in the environment.

“As a result of the Waterwise program, the children at West Leederville Primary School are more mindful of the importance of saving water, the drought conditions in WA and how it is important to stop leaks and actively participate in stopping and water wastage,” Ms Hawson said.

Two West Leederville Primary School students outlined the value of water to them.

“We encourage and teach others to be waterwise and save water.”  said Keaton

“Makes me proud to be a waterwise school...we are helping the environment” from Rohan.

Now in its 20th year, Water Corporation’s award winning 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 on the Waterwise Schools Program is available at watercorporation.com.au


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