Water Sources – There are more than you think

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

‘Water sources, there are more than you think’, that’s the theme of this year’s National Water Week which kicked off on the 19th October.

It’s a theme students and the wider community can easily understand, it’s all about choosing the right water for the job. Rainwater from the roof is the right water to keep our gardens green, our cars and clothes clean and even flush our toilets – so that we have plenty of clean fresh water for drinking, straight from the tap.

South Gippsland Water has been working with local students to celebrate Water Week with the students creating some fantastic poster artwork depicting this year’s theme for the Corporation’s 2015 calendar.

Schools from Welshpool to Wonthaggi submitted poster entries and the best poster from each age category was submitted to the state finals.

This year’s South Gippsland Water state finalists were:

 Jet Kane PosterJet K, Prep, Tarwin Lower Primary School Kirra Gange PosterKirra G, Grade 3/4, Fish Creek & District Primary School
Celeste Robinson PosterCeleste R, Grade 1/2, Tarwin Lower Primary School Matt Moss PosterMatt M, Grade 5/6, Tarwin Valley Primary School

Further to the state finalists, South Gippsland Water selects 12 posters to feature on its 2015 calendar. This year’s calendar features artwork from all the participating schools with artists from grade Prep through to grade 6.

This year’s calendar artists are:

School Name Grade Calendar Month
Tarwin Valley Primary School Matt M 5/6 January
Fish Creek & District Primary School Kirra G 3/4 February
Tarwin Lower Primary School Jet K Prep March
Welshpool & District Primary School Fergus C 5/6 April
Loch Primary School Noah W 5/6 May
Fish Creek & District Primary School Isla HB 5/6 June
Tarwin Valley Primary School Louise J 3/4 July
Toora Primary School Scarlet R 3/4 August
Chairo Christian College Leongatha Stephen G 1/2 September
Wonthaggi North Primary School Emily J 1/2 October
Foster Primary School Matilda G 3/4 November
Tarwin Lower Primary School Celeste R 1/2 December

Prizes and certificates will be distributed to students over the coming weeks, with all the participating schools receiving a copy of the 2015 calendar, 1 per family, to take home and use next year.

South Gippsland Water would like to thank all of this year’s entrants and the dedicated teachers who work tirelessly to educate the next generation about this most precious and vital natural resource.

For those who wish to see this year’s state winners, log onto the Vicwater website:http://vicwater.org.au/events-awards/national-water-week