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Wamberal, Bensville and Mangrove Mountain schools take out 2012 School Environment awards

28 Nov 2012

Schools at Wamberal, Bensville and Mangrove Mountain have been named environmental schools of the year in their size categories.

They were among students from 22 primary schools across the Gosford local government area to take part in the 2012 School Environmental Program Awards Ceremony at Laycock Street Community Theatre on Tuesday.

The event marks the culmination of this year's School Environmental Program theme "From the Rivers to the Sea, Healthy and Clean Thanks to Me" which has focused on the health of the catchments and waterways in the Gosford region.

Gosford City Council's Environmental Education Officer Anni Griffiths said students had learned some really powerful messages about how to protect waterways.

She said students had learned through surveying healthy and unhealthy waterways, and gained an understanding of risks to water health.

"They got an understanding also of the repercussions of unhealthy waterways and identified what could be done to reduce the negative impact we have on waterways," Ms Griffiths said.

The awards ceremony was attended by Mayor of Gosford City, Councillor Lawrie McKinna, other Gosford City councillors and program sponsors such as Busways, as well as parents, teachers, student representatives and student award winners.

THE WINNERS

Environmental School of the Year: (large) Wamberal Public School; (medium) The Coast Christian School at Bensville; (small)  Central Mangrove Public School

Mayoral Award for Best Production in Performing Arts: Spencer Public School

Most Projects and class participation: Kincumber Public School

Most Improved School: Woy Woy South Public School.

Excerpt from Central Coast Express Advocate- 28th November 2012.