• Captain Waterwise visited 17 schools as part of a tour of the Wheatbelt
  • Koorda and Bencubbin primary schools sharing Waterwise message for a decade

Teachers at Koorda and Bencubbin primary schools have been educating the next generation about the importance of saving water for a decade through the Water Corporation's Waterwise Schools Program.

The schools were recognised for the achievement last week by Captain Waterwise and Water Minister Mia Davies today thanked teachers and students for their dedication to the program.

"Students are the water users of the future, so it's vital they are educated about the need to value, protect and conserve water resources," Ms Davies said.

"This is even more important in our drying climate, so the next generation can do their bit to ensure water is used wisely and sustainably."

Bencubbin Primary School encourages students to make simple water saving tips, such as turning taps off and the importance of maintaining sprinkler systems.

The Minister said Koorda and Bencubbin schools were paid a visit by Captain Waterwise as part of his 17-school tour of the Wheatbelt, supported by the Liberal National Government, spreading the word about saving water to students over May and June.

Now in its 21st year, the Water Corporation's Waterwise Schools Program takes a long-term approach to water education and behavioural change, and complements the curriculum.

Fact File

  • Koorda and Bencubbin primary schools have been involved in the program for a decade.Both schools received a visit from Captain Waterwise in the past week and a certificate to mark the achievement
  • For more information, visit http://www.watercorporation.com.au/home/education/waterwise-schools-program

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