Water warriors pack a powerful message

A GROUP of Mildura students will challenge their peers to be more water conscious through a performance in Melbourne this month.

Eight students from Sacred Heart Primary School and two from St Joseph’s College will join 450 children from across Australia at Melbourne Water’s Kids Teaching Kids Conference from October 28 to 29.

Dubbed “water warriors”, the students will teach each other about the urban water cycle through unique, interactive, informative and fun workshops.

Sacred Heart teacher Rosemarie Zalec said the local group would use multimedia, dance and drama to encourage the audience to “look after our water, keep contaminants out of it and minimise wastage”.

“The girls were very excited to be offered the opportunity to do a main stage performance,” she said.

“Over the last two terms they have diligently and enthusiastically researched Melbourne’s urban water system so that their presentation would be clearly linked to their findings and understandings. 

“They have highlighted how precious water is, focused on what is special about urban water cycles and used some interesting characters to send strong messages of how we ought to interact with the water as it journeys from its collection in the catchments to its natural cycle.”

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