Beeac Primary School wins state-wide award

Beeac Primary School won a coveted environmental award. Pictured celebrating the school’s win are pupils Tilly Scott, Annabelle Carlon, Kendra Beani, Noah Groves and Lily Milne.

A brolga research program has earned Beeac Primary School a prestigious state-wide award for its sustainability efforts.

The school came out on top of two other finalists in the education category of the Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards on Thursday night.

Beeac Primary School’s Karen Cherry said the school community was “over the moon” and “so excited” about the win.

“It’s a bit like the Brownlow, that’s what we were telling the kids, this is like the Brownlow of sustainability awards,” she said.

The school worked with environmental artist Peter Day to deliver the project, which the school hoped would educate students and the wider community about the plight of vulnerable brolgas in the region.

Ms Cherry said the school had big plans for the continuation and expansion of its Brolga Pathways Project.

“It’s a pretty prestigious award and the other thing we’re pretty excited about is we want to take our project further and this just means that we’re looking good for funding,” she said.

“What we want to do is take it to other schools and we want to do what we did at Alvie Consolidated School but maybe change it to wetlands, we’ve got a meeting with Zoos Victoria and ResourceSmart Schools.

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