By Jon Andrews, Bayside Leader, February 07, 2014
Students from Beaumaris Primary School have won gongs for going green.
Children at the Dalgetty Rd school have received State Government and Bayside Council awards for sustainability and recycling efforts.
Among their projects they have collected more than 200kg of soft plastics, which have been recycled instead of ending up in landfill.
Students will receive the Bayside Council’s Brighter Schools Soft Plastic Challenge at a special assembly to be held on Wednesday.
They also won the first star of the AussiVic Resource Smart Sustainability award.
Teacher Lindy McManus said the children were committed to providing a wonderful environment in Bayside.
“The kids get really excited, we have a big focus here on sustainability,” Ms McManus said.
“We are doing the best we can to lower our footprint on the planet.”
She said the school also runs a sustainable garden and host other environmentally aware activities throughout the year.