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St Marys sets the sustainable pace

REWARD: Dirt Girl and Costa the Garden Gnome congratulate Willaura Primary School students Sophie Walker, Max Jenkinson and Carl Phillips.

REWARD: Dirt Girl and Costa the Garden Gnome congratulate Willaura Primary School students Sophie Walker, Max Jenkinson and Carl Phillips.

St Marys Catholic Primary School at Warracknabeal is ResourceSmart Schools School of the Year for the region.
The school won the award during ResourceSmart Schools celebrations at Longerenong College.
It also won an energy-section award, ranked as a five-star school – the highest ranking in the program – and will receive a ‘special buddy’ bench from Replas made from recycled soft plastics – the material shoppers drop off at supermarkets.
Grampians Central West Waste and Resource Recovery Group manages the Sustainability Victoria program, which culminated with children from schools across the Wimmera, Mallee and Grampians attending last week’s event.
There were also various ResourceSmart Schools category winners.
Marnoo Primary School, with its 10 students working on the program for about four years and nearing a four-star rating, won a water category award.
St Arnaud Primary, a relatively new school to the RSS program and also involved in a Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program, won a waste category.

LEADERS: Harry and Maggie from ResourceSmart school of the year St Marys Catholic Primary School at Warracknabeal are pictured with Costa the Garden Gnome at Longerenong College.

LEADERS: Harry and Maggie from ResourceSmart school of the year St Marys Catholic Primary School at Warracknabeal are pictured with Costa the Garden Gnome at Longerenong College.

A biodiversity category award went to Willaura Primary School, another new school that has also joined the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program.
The program promotes sustainability in all aspects of a school including operations, curriculum and community engagement.
Get Grubby television show characters ‘Dirt Girl’, Maree Lowes, and ‘Costa the Garden Gnome’, Costa Georgiadis, hosted the celebrations.
Granny Skills guru Rebecca Sullivan joined the Get Grubby stars to celebrate with the children throughout the day.
The Get Grubby pair started the day with a visit to Horsham Early Learning Centre and pre-schoolers.

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Posted on Dec 12 2018

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