For the past 20 years Parkwood Primary School has been educating its students about the importance of protecting and saving our precious water.

Parkwood Primary was the third school to join the Water Corporation’s Waterwise Schools Program 20 years ago, with this milestone recognised at a special assembly on Friday, 11 March 2016.

With some help from the Water Corporation, schools across the state have been educating students about the need to value, protect and conserve our water sources since the program began in 1996.

Water Corporation General Manager Customer and Community Group, Catherine Ferrari, thanked the school for sharing the waterwise message.

“In our drying climate it’s important the next generation are aware how precious water is and Parkwood Primary School has been sharing this message for 20 years,” Ms Ferrari said.

“An important part of ensuring water supplies into the future is reducing the amount of water we all use, and the Waterwise Schools Program gives students the knowledge they need to save water.”

Parkwood Primary School’s Waterwise Coordinator, Robyn Days, said the school was proud of the messages the program provides to students.  

“The Waterwise Schools Program has encouraged students to be more mindful of how they use water at school and at home,” Ms Days said.

“They have an appreciation for how lucky we are to have water that is easily accessible to them when others in the world are struggling to get enough to survive.”

The Waterwise Schools Program takes a long-term approach to water education and behavioural change, and complements the curriculum across all major learning areas.

Further information about the Waterwise Schools Program is available from the Water Corporation’s website

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