2018 Waste 2 Art winners announced

Hawkesbury City Council is proud to announce the winners of the 2018 Waste 2 Art Competition.

18 talented students won prizes that included art hampers and gift vouchers from a local art store.

The Waste 2 Art Competition is an opportunity for primary school students to give waste a new purpose by transforming it into a creative piece of artwork, which encourages students to reduce, reuse and recycle.

This year’s Waste 2 Art independent judge was Alicia Goldstein of Jewellery by A Farmers Daughter, the Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Mary Lyons-Buckett said.

“We are celebrating five years of the Waste 2 Art competition this year and, since Waste 2 Art began in 2014, over 560 local students have taken part,” the Mayor said.

“Our local primary school students from around the Hawkesbury have been busy creating wonderful pieces of art from materials they have recycled.

“It’s obvious that they have put in a lot of effort and I can see we have some very talented students,” Councillor Lyons-Buckett said.

Through Waste 2 Art, school students learn about the importance of recycling and reducing waste.

“Waste and Recycling are hot topics in our community, with programs like the ABC TV Series War on Waste bringing people’s attention to the impact we are having on our environment,” the Mayor continued.

“Many people are taking action, including primary school students from the Hawkesbury.

“Students from Windsor Public School wrote letters to our political leaders asking for a ban on plastic bags,” she said.

“There are also the students from Kurrajong Public School who formed their own ‘Boomerang Bags’ group.

“Glossodia Public School also has ‘The Coffee Cup Girls’ who organised for the canteen to sell reusable cups, ‘The Bag Ladies’ who take old t-shirts and make reusable bags, ‘The Plastic Bag Boys’ and ‘The Worm Farm Boys’.

“Together, our local students are making a real difference.”

You can also make a difference:

  • take electronic waste to the waste management facility free of charge to be recycled
  • start a worm farm or compost bin, which are discounted by 50% at the moment through Council
  • support a Responsible Café which gives you a discount on your coffee if you bring a reusable cup.

“I would like to thank all the teachers and schools that supported this program, and especially the young students who have put thought, effort and energy into creating the many wonderful works of art that were proudly displayed at Hawkesbury Central Library during Local Government Week,” the Mayor concluded.

2018 Waste 2 Art Winners

Stage 1 (Kindergarten to Year 2):

  • 1st Place: Heath Broughton (Kurrajong East Public School)
  • 2nd Place: Jake Vella (Kurrajong East Public School)
  • 3rd Place: Liliana Pagano (Richmond Public School)
  • Highly Commended: Scarlett Bew (Wilberforce Public School)
  • Highly Commended: Chelsea Greene (Kurrajong East Public School)
  • Highly Commended: David Lanzon (Oakville Public School).

Stage 2 (Year 3 and 4):

  • 1st Place: Ruby Barrett (Kurrajong East Public School)
  • 2nd Place: Noah Bew (Wilberforce Public School)
  • 3rd Place: Jamie Longhurst (Kurrajong East Public School)
  • Highly Commended: Sahkai Gabriel (Windsor Public School)
  • Highly Commended: Lily Paraha (Windsor Public School)
  • Highly Commended: Hayden Shamoun (Kuyper Christian School).

Stage 3 (Year 5 and 6):

  • 1st Place: Danielle James (Hobartville Public School)
  • 2nd Place: Bronte Pagano (Richmond Public School)
  • 3rd Place: Hetty Fletcher (Kurrajong North Public School)
  • Highly Commended: Dominic Shamoun (Kuyper Christian School)
  • Highly Commended:  Lucas Tanti (Bligh Park Public School)
  • Highly Commended: Jack Turas (Bligh Park Public School).

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