Students prove they're switched on
CANINGERABA State School has been nominated as a finalist in a nationwide energy competition.
The “Switch on Students” competition, run by Origin Energy, encourages schools to promote energy-wise behaviour.
Teachers Troy Doyle and Lyndall Stingwood taught energy safety and conservation to their year six classes.
Ms Doyle said students made mobiles featuring energy saving and energy safety themes to enter the competition. “We displayed our mobiles in our classrooms during Origin’s Energy Safety Week in August,” she said.
“We were lucky enough to have our mobiles selected for display at the Caningeraba Art Show.”
The school received $500 as one of 20 finalists around the country.
“We plan to spend the money on games and equipment to further enhance the students’ abilities in problem solving and lateral thinking,” Ms Doyle said.
Visit www.originenergy.com.au/caningeraba before November 17 to vote.
The winner will be announced on November 23.