Colin Barnett

Colin Barnett


    Conservation projects winners in BP Education Grants for Schools

    31/08/2000 8:05 PM

    Conservation projects featured prominently at the BP Education Grants for Schools Awards which were presented at a special dinner tonight.

    Speaking at the dinner Education Minister Colin Barnett said the BP Grants for Schools program was aimed at forging links between schools and industry.

    He said funding was available for any initiative which enhanced learning beyond the traditional classroom situation.

    The learning project had to add value to the school, community and business environment.

    This was the third year Western Australian schools had been involved in the education grants.

    “The BP Grants illustrate the diversity of thinking and practical application which characterised schools today,” Mr Barnett said.

    “These awards are consistent with our progression towards local management which gives schools the opportunity to have a say over their own affairs.

    “They also bring parents into he decision-making, planning and development of schools and include the wider community.”

    The Year 2000 winners are:
    • Ballajura Community College - tree planting;
    • Carine Senior High School - a visual diary of the impact of a new road on Carine Swamp;
    • Churchlands Senior High School - maritime heritage;
    • Exmouth District High School - CDROM on North-West Cape wildflower identification;
    • Fitzroy Crossing District High School - Australian native fish breeding;
    • Girrawheen Senior High School - establishing an outdoor dining area;
    • Gnowangerup District High School - revegetation of Creek Line;
    • John Forrest Senior High School;
    • Kellerberrin District High School - tiling for the ANZAC Remembrance Garden;
    • Lakeland Senior High School - bandicoot habitat improvement;
    • Manjimup Senior High School - streamline vegetation;
    • Merredin Senior High School - cemetery restoration, compost disposal and establishment of a bird hide;
    • Mukinbudin District High School - nature trails; and -
    • Nannup District High School - horticulture recycling.

    Media contact: Diana Callander 9222 9699