The winner of the Junior Artwork Competition is Larrakeyah Primary School in Larrakeyah, NT. They will receive an Environmental Grant of $1,000 for their school and a Moose Toys prize pack for each student in their class.
The students of Year 1-2 under the direction of Ms Mattiazzo, have been looking at environments as a unit of work this term, so the Green Kids Award was very topical for them. They decided to portray what Litter and Environmental initiatives go on at Larrakeyah Primary School, through two dioramas. One is of their school with waste management the other is what their school would be like without it. The school has some fantastic programs that teach students the importance of recycling, reducing and reusing waste. Some of these things are the compost bin in our garden, cash for cans trailer and several bins located around the school. The green diorama shows a green, healthy environment with happy children and animals and also has the compost bin, trailer and bins on the school grounds. The brown diorama shows a brown and dead looking environment with rubbish everywhere- this is what the students think Larrakeyah would be like if they didn't have all their initiatives in place. Another wonderful element to this entry is that the rubbish used by the class in this diorama, has been made from collected packaging that we have shrunk down using the ovens- this is a wonderful example of reusing! AND it also led to discussions on biodegradable timelines for different packaging.
Well done to 1-2 and to Ms Mattiazzo- you should be very proud of your efforts!
The finalists who each win a Moose Toys prize pack for each student in their class/group are Christ the King Primary School, Warradale, SA and Queanbeyan Public School, Queanbeyan, NSW
Congratulations to our Junior Winners!!
The winner of the Senior Video Competition is Kaniva College in Kaniva, VIC. They will receive an Environmental Grant of $1,000 for their school and a Moose Toys prize pack for each student in their class.
We had lots of wonderful video entries again this year. Our favourite of which came from Kaniva College students, assisted by teachers Mr McFarlane and Ms White. Here are some of the wonderful sustainability efforts achieved during the 2012 school year, and continued into 2013. The students made designated areas and bins for paper/cardboard recycling, that then goes to a recycling centre and newspapers to the local CFA. They educated teachers, staff and students to use the recycling bins, and as a consequence put out fewer general rubbish bins and more recycling bins each week. We run a bicycle recycle project. We get bikes from the tip, donations and purchase old ones with fundraisers. We repair and send them overseas; over one hundred have been repaired so far. Kaniva College and town library books were being decommissioned. In the past these books had gone into the rubbish skip, but now they collect and distribute them to Fijian and African schools. Tonnes have gone, as well as over eighty discarded computers to Fiji. They cash in all our cans and bottles and with the money, they sponsor Martha and her family- an underprivileged girl living in Africa. They get recycled timber from the tip for woodwork projects. Finally, Kaniva College students have just cleared the site for their new vegetable and fruit garden- an impressive three thousand square metres site. It is a College/Town community garden, watered with captured
water, and will supply all class cooking projects, as well as providing grass cuttings for compost.
WOW- I think you will all agree that the work being done at Kaniva College is excellent- and you can all get some great ideas for setting up some ‘Green' initiatives at your school!
The finalists who each win a Moose Toys prize pack for each student in their class/group are Ballarat North Primary School, VIC and Traralgon South Primary School, VIC
Congratulations to our Senior Winners!!