Bunbury schools benefit from environment grants

Treendale Primary School and Newton Moore Education Support Centre will use their recently awarded grants to reuse and recycle.
Treendale Primary School and Newton Moore Education Support Centre will use their recently awarded grants to reuse and recycle.

Two Bunbury schools are set to receive funds for projects to reduce, reuse and recycle.

Environment minister Stephen Dawson recently announced 34 grants for WA schools under the Waste Wise Schools program including Treendale Primary Schoool and Newton Moore Education Support Centre. 

Newton Moore Education Support Centre principal Penny Nunn said as a school specialising in teaching students with disabilities it was exciting to have their program recognised.

“We are passionate about teaching our students about caring for the environment and showing them how they can make a difference,” she said. 

“We are excited to build on what we are doing so we are looking into a facility to house all our recycling bins, this will help us further refine our recycling to include items such as phones, batteries and glass.

“Being a Waste Wise school has given our students the opportunity to influence their environment at school and in the wider Bunbury community in a positive way.

“This has given students pride in their achievement and this translates to increased learning opportunities.”

Mr Dawson said he was pleased to see the reduce, resuse, recylce culture at schools. 

“Students at Waste Wise Schools show an impressive commitment to changing their behaviour to avoid waste and minimise the amount that ends up in landfill,” he said. 

“We all have a responsibility to do the right thing and adopt smarter practices.”