Finalists have been announced for the 2008 ResourceSmart School of the Year Awards with Teesdale Primary School in the running.
Entries from schools around Victoria were received for the awards with Teesdale Primary School being a finalist in the biodiversity category.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said it’s great to see Teesdale Primary School being recognised for its work to reduce its environmental impact.
The Teesdale Primary School has begun work on wildlife corridor working with local land care group to remove weeds from Native Hut Creek and improve the habitat of the eastern snake-necked turtle.
“Victorian students are incredibly motivated and have risen to the challenge to protect our limited resources through smarter and innovative ways,” Ms Tierney said.
Winners of the awards will share in up to $25000 in prizes to assist with their ongoing sustainability projects.
The finalists will attend the ResourceSmart School of the Year Awards Ceremony at BMW Edge Federation Square where students share ideas for a sustainable future, and teach each other innovative ideas, together learning communication and resilience skills.
Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on November 12th.
The awards are sponsored by Sustainability Victoria.