In running for award

October 04, 2017

Tatura Primary School's EnviroKids Cooper O'Neill, Teige Mobberley, Bella Hart, Noah Findlay, Ava Vasano and Noak Walker with their award.

The hard work completed by a dedicated group of students at Tatura Primary School has been recognised by the Victorian Government.

The school’s Enviro Kids group has been named as a finalist in the state’s ResourceSmart Schools Awards’ Student Action Team of the Year category.

‘‘We’re very excited about it and feel very proud and honoured,’’ Tatura Primary School principal Susanne Gill said.

‘‘We’ve got a great team of students who represent the school and they’re called the Enviro Kids. They work with a very dedicated teacher, Donna Crosbie, and they meet weekly and worth through our strategies in building awareness of sustainability.’’

The group is one of four finalists in the category, with the winner set to be announced next month.

‘‘The kids are excited and they’ve been invited to attend the awards ceremony next month,’’ Ms Gill said.

State Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp congratulated the students for their hard work.

‘‘The standard for this award is very high, so they have made our community proud,’’ he said.

Ms Gill said the school had big plans starting in term four for its waste and sustainability awareness program.

‘‘Our big initiative at the moment is to go totally rubbish free, recess and lunch, so children are encouraged to bring their food in reusable containers,’’ she said.

‘‘If they do have to bring rubbish they’ll take that home.’’

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