Water-wise workshop a benefit to the community

Teacher Bevin Blight with Eco-Club members Lucy Potter, Tayla Rosendal, Holly Meredith, Anna Meredith and Emma Geijsendorpher.

Tap nozzles, water purifiers and toilet-pong neutralisers were just some of the innovative products on show at Sweet Valley Primary School’s water-wise workshop last week. The school’s events coordinator, Natalie Higgins-Thurman ,was thrilled at the success of the workshop and wants to make it an annual event. She says it all began when a parent came to her asking about getting information into the community about a water-wise product.

The workshop was born and it has grown to include a colouring-in competition and the auctioning off of a water tank.

Sweet Valley is a member of the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA) Eco Schools Club and has been awarded Green Flag status.

Members of the school’s Eco Club, under the guidance of teacher Ruth Koopman, held projects selling succulents and making a slow-watering garden irrigation system using plastic bottles.

Ms Koopman said school was already using the system.

The event is held for the community and open to anyone interested in using less water.