500th School to commit to Water Sustainability in WA

The Water Corporation's Water Wise Schools Program celebrated an important milestone today, when Maylands Peninsula Primary School became the 500th Water Wise School.

The Water Wise School Program which was introduced to schools in 1995, has been leading the way to a sustainable future by educating students across the state on a range of water issues. At a special assembly today, the Minister for Water, Bill Marmion MLA, presented the Principal, Mr Steven Salamon, with a certificate to celebrate achieving Water Wise status.

The Minister said Water Wise schools like Maylands Peninsula Primary School were leading the way towards a sustainable future. He also praised the students' work which included a range of learning activities in the classroom, around the school grounds and through incursions and excursions.

"It is important to educate younger students about being water wise and to take on appropriate water wise behaviours for the future," said the Minister.

"Students are tackling many real-life water issues facing the community and through their activities are coming up with innovative ideas and are influencing the community."

To celebrate becoming the 500th school each family was presented with a shower timer to assist with their water saving efforts.

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