A school which established a children's circus to develop the social skills of its students and a school which developed an environmental program have shared first prize in the 1992 Education Innovation Awards.
Announcing the winners, Education Minister Kay Hallahan said the awards gave recognition to schools which displayed innovation and creativity.
Bunbury's Withers Primary School and Glengarry Primary School in Perth took off the first prize.
Withers PS won the award for setting up Withers Whiz Kids Circus troupe to stage performances, thereby developing the social skills of students in years 4 to 7.
Glengarry PS won the award for developing a practical environmental program, including energy management, recycling, preservation of flora and fauna and community awareness.
The school has produced a video and booklet for use by other community groups developing environmental programs.
Mrs Hallahan said there were 80 entries in the awards covering areas such as parent participation, the environment, enterprise education, Aboriginal studies and community care.
Other category winners were North Lake PS, Lesmurdie Primary extension centre, Hollywood SHS, Swanbourne SHS, Derby DHS and Watheroo PS.
Highly commended entrants were Gibbs Street PS in Cannington, Vasse PS, Clifton Park PS, Swan View PS, Swan View SHS, Kununurra DHS, Phoenix PS in Spearwood and La Grange Community School.
All entrants would receive a certificate; category winners would receive $300 and the two overall winners would share a $2,000 prize.