Water Week Winners – Student’s Posters Impress

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

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South Gippsland Water is celebrating National Water Week, October 15th to 21st. The theme of this year’s event is ‘Water, the Heart of our Culture’, encouraging us to value water and how it is integral to the fabric of people, communities and the environment.

Students across the region have taken on the challenge to create some wonderful and thought-provoking artwork for South Gippsland Water’s annual poster competition.

This event has proven to be a great activity for the classroom; an opportunity to bring art, the environment, health and sustainability together by focussing on the importance that water plays in vibrant, healthy communities.

This year with 8 local school’s participating, the standard was high and South Gippsland Water staff had a hard time judging the hundreds of posters received.

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:

Alex: Saint Joseph’s Korumburra Grade Prep Kiara: Saint Joseph’s Wonthaggi Grade 3/4
Poppy: Saint Joseph’s Wonthaggi Grade 1/2 Bessie: Foster Primary School Grade 5/6


Further to the State Finalists, South Gippsland Water selects 12 posters to feature on its 2018 calendar.  This year’s calendar features artwork from all the participating schools with artists from grade Prep through to grade 6.

A big ‘thank you’ to all  the staff and students for their hard work and creativity in participating this year: St Joseph’s School Wonthaggi and Korumburra, Tarwin Lower Primary School, Foster Primary School, Inverloch Primary School, Toora Primary School, Welshpool and District Primary School, and Wonthaggi North Primary School.  ENDS –