Kurri Kurri High School Tops Waste Ops competition

Filed under News ~ by Press on  29 Nov 2018

Kurri Kurri High School topped the 2018 Waste Ops competition with a short film encouraging people to reduce waste.

Cessnock City and Maitland City Councils offered local Year 7 and 8 students the opportunity to enter the 2018 Waste Ops short film contest earlier in the year. Seven schools entered the competition that focused on reducing the amount of waste we generate every day.

Rutherford Technology High School and Kurri Kurri High School were named finalists, which saw the films brought to life by professional videographers.

The films were posted online and it was up to the community to decide the 2018 Waste Ops champion. Kurri Kurri High School took out the top spot receiving the most votes.

Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent congratulated all students who got involved.

“Well done to everyone who participated in this wonderful initiative. Lots of hard work went into producing the scripts and final product. It’s great to see young people talking about an issue that is so relevant in our community.”

If you haven’t checked out the films there is still time. They are certainly worth a watch.”

Kurri Kurri High School Teacher, Vanessa Crooks was grateful for the opportunity the competition gave the students and is extremely proud of her students.

Kurri Kurri High School will receive $500 for an environmental project of their choice. The runner up, Rutherford Technology High School will receive $250.

Check out the winning video at Vimeo, and the Waste Ops website at www.wasteops.com.au. This is a NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle More Initiative funded from the waste levy.

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