The Wavell Heights High School Enviroclub has received recognition at the recent 2018 Cleaner Suburbs Awards, taking home the Clean Schools Award for Secondary Schools.
Held on 17 October 2018 at Brisbane City Hall, the Cleaner Suburbs Awards brought together finalists consisting of schools, community groups and individuals engaged in environmental efforts.
“The Cleaner Suburb Awards champion the achievements of residents and groups who are working together for a clean and green city and today we have recognised 14 individuals, groups and businesses for their dedication to sustainability,” Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said.
“This year there were 29 finalists across 10 categories for the awards with winners of each category sharing in a prize pool of $4000.”
The Wavell SHS Enviroclub is made up of students and teachers who meet monthly to plan and conduct sustainability projects.
This year, the environmental club made a number of impressive actions. Their most notable activities this year included Clean Up Australia Day activities. The club also participated in the Council’s Student Environmental Leadership Network.
Also this year, the group upcycled 200 bottles and turned them into a play structure for the local kindergarten.
The Enviroclub bested Hillbrook Anglican School and Queensland Academies Creative Industries Campus in the Secondary School category.