Buntine Primary School celebrates 10 years in the Waterwise Schools ProgramOne of WA’s smallest schools, Buntine Primary School, celebrated 10 years enrolled in Water Corporation’s Waterwise Schools Program at a special visit last week.

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

Water Corporation Goldfields and Agricultural Regional Manager, Sharon Broad, 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," Mrs Broad 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 Buntine Primary School.”

Buntine Primary School Waterwise Coordinator and Principal Corie Lobwein said the school community has worked diligently to maintain the program over the past 10 years.

“The establishment of our school garden by staff, students and parents provides a key means to clearly illustrate valuable waterwise principles and an awareness of the value of water by the children and their families,” Ms Lobwein said.

Water Corporation visited the school to present its 10 year recognition certificate and its Waterwise Schools sign.

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, especially science.

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

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