This week is National Water Week. Gippsland Water is encouraging everyone to take some time to think about the importance of water within their communities.
Running from October 16 to 22, this year’s theme, United by Water, celebrates water’s role in connecting communities.
Managing director Sarah Cumming said Gippsland was renowned for its water resources.
“Water” is the lifeblood of our community, economy, health and wellbeing,” Cumming said.
“We are so fortunate to have abundant high-quality water right here in our region to enjoy, which is something we should never take for granted.”
As part of National Water Week activities, Gippsland Water has announced the winners of its annual colouring competition.
Early learning and primary school students across the region can submit a themed artwork each year.
This year, students were asked to draw or paint a poster that shows how everyone is “United by Water”.
Students were eligible to win a prize. Each school/centre with a student entrant went into a random draw to win $500 for a sustainability project or STEM resources.
Mya from Oak Street Kindergarten in Drouin came first. Her prize is a $100 voucher from a local business and a Gippsland Water prize pack. Her colourful entry titled ‘Everyone needs water’ captured the theme perfectly.
Hazelwood North Primary School received $500 for a project or resources.
Other prize winners were:
Foundation – Marnie, Warragul North Primary School
Grades 1-2 – Rose, Mirboo North Primary School
Year 3-4 – Oscar, Morwell Central Primary School
Year 5-6 – Sapphire, Warragul North Primary School
Local entrants were also included in a statewide competition. Two Gippsland students were recognised for their work.
Rose won third place in the Year 1-2 category, and Oscar won second place in the Year 3-4 category.
To learn more about National Water Week, visit www.nationalwaterweek.org.
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