School’s work of art pump station

Nicolette BarbasHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Treendale Primary School Year 6 students and environmental managers Chloe Hoffman, Sarah Bates and Mabel Gell have have been working alongside local artist to create a 70 metre mural which surrounds the Water Corporation pump station at the school.
Camera IconTreendale Primary School Year 6 students and environmental managers Chloe Hoffman, Sarah Bates and Mabel Gell have have been working alongside local artist to create a 70 metre mural which surrounds the Water Corporation pump station at the school. Credit: Nicolette Barbas

The wastewater pump station at Treendale Primary School has been transformed into a colourful masterpiece following a recent mural installation by students from the school.

Over the past two terms, more than 60 students have worked closely with local artist Sharon Hinchliffe to create the artwork which was commissioned by the Water Corporation as part of National Water Week.

South West regional manager John Janssen said the program gave students a unique opportunity to work alongside a professional artist and learn about where their water came from.

“Students learnt how water was sourced and delivered to their homes in Treendale as well as ways to become more waterwise, with this artwork serving as a great community reminder,” Mr Janssen said.

“This year’s National Water Week theme is ‘it’s time to change the world’ and it was great to see students inspired to do what they can to make the world a better place and save precious water for generations to come.”

Treendale Primary School principal Leonie Clelland said she was proud to see students become waterwise leaders in the community.

“As a result of the program, students have become more aware of water as a precious resource and its importance to our health and survival of all living things,” Ms Clelland said.

Treendale Primary School was also recognised through Water Corporation’s Waterwise School program recently, which takes a long-term approach to water education and behavioural change.

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