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Gippsland Water urges celebrates National Water Week with 'United by Water' theme from 16 to 22 October 2023

National Water Week, celebrated from October 16 to 22, underscores the significance of water in uniting communities. Gippsland Water emphasises the region's water resources' importance and announces winners of its annual colouring competition.

By news@gippsland - 16th October 2023 - Back to News

This week is National Water Week and Gippsland Water is encouraging everyone to take some time to think about the importance of water within their communities. Running from October 16 to 22, this year's theme United by Water celebrates water's vital role in connecting communities. Managing director Sarah Cumming said Gippsland was renowned for its water resources. "Water is the lifeblood of our community, economy, health and wellbeing," Ms Cumming said.

Mya of Drouin's Oak Street Kindergarten won first place, receiving a $100 local business voucher and a Gippsland Water prize pack for her artwork 'Everyone needs water'

Mya of Drouin's Oak Street Kindergarten won first place, receiving a $100 local business voucher and a Gippsland Water prize pack for her artwork 'Everyone needs water'

Water week art winners

Ms Cumming said, "We are so fortunate to have abundant high quality water right here in our region to enjoy, which is something we should never take for granted." As part of National Water Week activities, Gippsland Water has announced the winners of its annual colouring competition. Each year early learning and primary school students across the region are invited to submit a themed artwork.

This year students were asked to draw or paint a poster that shows how everyone is "United by Water". Students were eligible to win a prize and each school/centre that had a student enter was included in a random draw to win $500 for a sustainability project or STEM resources.

Mya from Oak Street Kindergarten in Drouin was awarded first place, winning a $100 voucher from a local business and a Gippsland Water prize pack. Her colourful entry titled 'Everyone needs water' captured the theme perfectly.

Additional competition winners

Hazelwood North Primary School received $500 for a project or resources. Other prize winners were:

  • Foundation - Marnie, Warragul North Primary School
  • Year 1-2 - Rose, Mirboo North Primary School
  • Year 3-4 - Oscar, Morwell Central Primary School
  • Year 5-6 - Sapphire, Warragul North Primary School

Local entrants were also included in a statewide competition and two Gippsland students were recognised for their work. Rose won third place in the Year 1-2 category and Oscar won second place in the Year 3-4 category. To learn more, visit National Water Week website.

Pictures from Gippsland Water website.


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