Gympie High teacher Jewel Polkinghorne (second left), Gympie High school captain Tess Verrier and Gympie High teacher Rosemary Horn (right) with representatives of the Minister for Education and BP refinery.
Gympie High teacher Jewel Polkinghorne (second left), Gympie High school captain Tess Verrier and Gympie High teacher Rosemary Horn (right) with representatives of the Minister for Education and BP refinery.

Recycling scheme rewarded

GYMPIE State High School representatives travelled to Parliament House in Brisbane recently to receive a BP Education Grant Award for the school’s recycling program.

School captain Tess Verrier, representing the school along with teachers Rosemary Horn and Jewel Polkinghorne, addressed the audience about the school’s environmental committee and special education department’s recycling program.

The students involved in the program supply staffrooms with recycling boxes and collect office waste, newspapers and magazines.

The program, which is run in conjunction with the Red Cross, allows the students to learn how to work in an organised manner, keep records and communicate with the Red Cross staff.

The school’s submission was one of 11 successful entries out of 80, recognising the success of the school’s program.

The BP grant will allow the school to purchase more trolleys and a paper shredder to further improve the recycling program.

Gympie Times


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