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Today we announce the winners of the Eco Challenge in the Mornington Peninsula. This Eco Challenge is supported by the Mornington Peninsula Shire who were not only part of the judging panel but also donated the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes. 

          1st place winner:       Peninsula Specialist College

Partners: Mornington Peninsula Shire Renewable Resources Department and the Briars Nursery

2nd place winner:      Tyabb Railway Station Primary School

Partners: Local farmers, parent helpers and the School’s Grounds Maintenance Supervisor.             Southern Cross Recycling also helped with enterprises activities.

3rd place winner:      St Jude’s Catholic Parish Primary School

Partner: School Canteen Manager

Highly commended:  Boneo Primary School

Partner: Friends of the Hooded Plover

The Challenge was about delivering practical environmental projects and building working partnerships between schools and local community groups.  All winning schools demonstrated high levels of leadership, innovation, enterprise and effectiveness through a range of exciting projects.  We commend all students and teachers for their hard work to date and encourage them to continue their efforts in the area of environmental and social sustainability leadership.

The winning schools will all receive a certificate and the following prizes;

1st Prize: Excursion to the Eco Living Display Centre excursion for one year level.  This includes an environmental education session, a tour of the centre and some great hands on learning activities. 

2nd Prize: $100 Gift Voucher from the Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Plant Nursery.  This nursery offers a range of indigenous and native plant species in a range of sizes. 

3rd Prize - Compost bin.  

Download this info sheet to read more about the Eco Challenge Winner Announcement 041215v


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