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Sacred Heart Catholic Primary


Activity

In November 2005, Sacred Heart launched an exciting ‘Water Bottle’ initiative. This was the result of an idea from the Environmental Coordinator / Environment Committee who applied for a ‘Healthy Schools Community Initiative’ grant through the Department of Health and Ageing.

The grant of $1600 was used to purchase a school drink bottle for every student. The navy blue bottles are adorned with the school’s logo and the student’s name. Students keep their bottles on their desks and are encouraged to drink throughout the day. Newsletter promotion encourages daily refilling by students and their parents.

This program reduces the potential waste from disposable drink bottles, minimises wastage at the drinking fountains and fosters healthy kidneys in well-hydrated students.


The assembly launch (held during the school’s celebration of ‘Water Week’) was attended by representatives from the Water Corporation and Kidney Health Western Australia.

Curriculum Links: Values 5. Environmental responsibility (5.3 – Sustainable development)

Curriculum Links: Health and Physical Education (Knowledge and Understanding; Self Management Skills)

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