Bold Park Community School was recognised as Western Australia’s 559th Waterwise School at a ceremony held on Wednesday, 18 March 2015.

With assistance from the Water Corporation’s Waterwise Schools Program, teachers have been educating students about the need to value, protect and conserve our water sources.
Water Corporation General Manager Customer and Community Group, Catherine Ferrari, thanked the school for sharing the waterwise message.

“Congratulations to Bold Park Community School for becoming a Waterwise School,” Ms Ferrari said.

“In our drying climate it is important that the next generation are aware how precious water is, and the Waterwise Schools Program has been growing that awareness for the past two decades.

“An important part of ensuring our future water supply is by reducing the amount of water we all use today and the Waterwise Schools Program gives students the knowledge they need to save water.”

Bold Park Community School Principal, Paul Whitehead, and Waterwise Coordinator, Ursula Prause, have worked diligently on the program since early 2014.

Ms Prause said the Waterwise Schools Program ethos fits with the school’s strong environmental focus through nature based education.

“The Waterwise Schools Program gives us a strong resource for educating our future leaders about managing our unique and harsh WA environment. The program has enabled us to engage responsibly with our most precious resource – water,” Ms Prause said.

“Our students are the future stewards of our environment and natural resources. For students to respect and care for our limited water resources, they have to not only understand the importance of preserving it but also to love it.”

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

Further information about the Waterwise Schools Program is available at watercorporation.com.au 
 


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