Woolgoolga Public School recently celebrated their official
recognition as a WaterWise School meaning that every primary school in the
Coffs Harbour City Council LGA has now completed the WaterWise Schools program.
The WaterWise Schools program started in our area in 2007,
and with the addition of Woolgoolga Public School, brings the number of local
primary school students who have participated in the program to over 6,500. The
program also operates in neighbouring Clarence Valley Council and Kempsey Shire
Council areas, so thousands of students in those areas have also been involved
in the WaterWise Schools program.
Now that Woolgoolga Public School has joined the other 25
accredited schools they will receive ongoing support through the refresher
“The WaterWise Schools Program has increased student
knowledge relating to the source and storage of local water, increased their
knowledge of the importance of water in the environment and has resulted in
reduced water consumption within the school,” Woolgoolga Public School
Principal Paul Clark said.
“What a fantastic achievement to have all our primary school
students participate in the WaterWise program. These little people are the
future of our community and it’s great to see that they are ready to become
stewards of our precious natural resources,” said Coffs Harbour City Council
Mayor Denise Knight .