After two fun-filled weeks of puppet making at the Waste Warriors Puppet Making Workshop, Sherwood Ridge Public School has been crowned the winners.
The Kellyville school were awarded with a $2500 cash prize as the school with the most participants over the duration of the event, held at Kellyville Village.
Hundreds of children participated over the course of the workshop, which introduced primary school children to the value of sustainability and recycling regular household items, all while having fun creating a variety of puppet characters.
“We’re thrilled that we had so many excited children getting involved, being creative and doing something great for the environment,” Eric Park, retail manager at Kellyville Village said.
Tracy Anderson has been the principal at Sherwood Ridge PS for the past six years and said the workshop taught the children an important lesson about recycling.
“It’s important for children to learn about recycling in order to recognise how our daily living impacts upon our planet,” she said. “And more importantly, to look at ways that we reduce this impact to ensure that our planet continues to thrive.”
Ms Anderson said the student representative council have been asked to gather feedback from classes in order to identify how the money can be used to improve and support the school’s focus on sustainability.
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