Wynnum West State School students Billie, Zephania, Harrison and Julia are EcoMarines. Photo: Wynnum West State School.
FROM WYNNUM WEST STATE SCHOOL
Every year EcoMarine schools work hard to create change in their own communities by encouraging others to take action to look after their local environments, catchments and river systems that feed into Moreton Bay (Quandamooka Country).
At Wynnum West State School, EcoMarine Ambassadors (Harrison, Billie, Julia and Zephania) endeavour to create behavioural change by educating other students and adults, encouraging them to identify and tackle challenges impacting on our local community in a fun and creative way.
Recently these students completed a training day at Tangalooma Island Resort where they met more ambassadors from other primary schools and participated in activities and competitions.
Since becoming an EcoMarine school, Wynnum West students have raised awareness of the importance of looking after our local environment through several initiatives such as ‘Wrapper Free Wednesdays’, classroom recycling programs for paper/cardboard, participating in the ‘We Love Water’ bag competition from Queensland Urban Utilities, speaking at school assemblies educating the community, growing their own vegetables and fruit (which they love eating) and learning about sustainability integrated into the curriculum units of work.
Wynnum West students are looking forward to 2021 being another successful year of looking after our precious planet.