Good habits can start early in life, so teaching young people who live near river catchments to be mindful of the river’s health is a focus of Water Corporation as they visit Belmont Primary School this week.

The visit coincides with National Water Week, which is held in October each year and aims to build public awareness and understanding around water issues and opportunities for growth and innovation.  
 
Water Corporation A/General Manager Customer and Community Group, David Juers , said Belmont Primary School invites the Water Corporation to present water education topics each year and this year students will be learning about ways to protect the environment.

“Belmont Primary School is near the Swan River catchment area, so the students are learning how everything they do in the school or their backyard can impact on the health of the river,” Mr Juers  said.

“Visits like this form part of our Waterwise Schools Program – last year our team educated more than 24,800 students through incursions and excursions.

“Belmont Primary School has been part of the Waterwise Schools Program for 12 years and I thank students and teachers for their ongoing efforts in educating students on water issues.”

Belmont Primary School’s Waterwise Schools’ program coordinator, Carolyn Waters, said water education at our school is embedded across all year levels as part of curriculum.   

“Our water incursion focus this year will be educating students about the harmful impact on the local environment caused by pollutants that enter stormwater drains,” Ms Waters said.

“Water incursions are a great way of reinforcing the water education that is taught at the school.”

For more information about the Waterwise Schools Program, visit watercorporation.com.au


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