National Water Week winners announced

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Three talented school students have walked away with a brand new Lenovo 8-inch tablet as a reward for their creative endeavours.

Matika Ghilotti from Gladstone South State School and Yiran Wei from Star of the Sea Catholic College picked up their prizes from the Gladstone Area Water Board last week. Eleven year old Emily Organ from St John the Baptist Catholic Primary School also won for her age category.

Students were asked to create an A3 poster that reflected the 2016 National Water Week theme ‘water, life, growth’.

GAWB Water Quality Superintendent, Sarah Lunau, said entries were judged on their interpretation of the National Water Week theme, overall appearance, use of art materials and originality of design.

“We had some wonderful contributions and it was hard to choose just one winner from each category,” Ms Lunau said.

“It was great to see children of such a young age having an appreciation of the environment and our precious water resources.

“There were some really strong messages presented in the posters and some great artistic talent.

“Water is something we use every single day for many parts of our lives. We use water to hydrate ourselves when we’re thirsty, to keep the plants alive in our gardens, to shower, brush our teeth and wash the dishes.

“But water plays an even bigger role in our daily lives than we might think; water is vital to make sure the different industries we all rely on are supported sustainably, like agriculture to grow the food we eat. Water is fundamental to make sure our environment is healthy, and to make our cities and communities a happy place to live.”

This year’s National Water week’s theme is ‘Water – life – growth’ encouraging sound water practices and investment in all the water sources to ensure we don’t exhaust our current sources in potentially challenging times ahead.