CLEANEST SCHOOL: Wondai State School was awarded Queensland's cleanest school today
CLEANEST SCHOOL: Wondai State School was awarded Queensland's cleanest school today

Another win for our tidy town

WONDAI will need to make another space in the trophy cabinet after the Wondai State School was today awarded Queensland's cleanest school.

Wondai State School has been announced as Queensland's Cleaner Greener Schools winner for 2018 as judged by environmental movement, Keep Queensland Beautiful.

This is further great news for Wondai after the small town of 2000 was recently declared Queensland's Tidiest Town for 2018.

During their Tidy Towns assessment, Wondai State School principal, Peter Sansby provided a guided tour of the school to Keep Queensland Beautiful judges.

CEO of Keep Queensland Beautiful, David Curtin was immediately impressed with the cleanliness of the school grounds.

"Wondai State School are a fine example of what a school community can achieve within the sustainability framework,” he said.

"It really doesn't take much to become sustainable.

"From the typical water tanks and kitchen gardens, which are now standard in schools, Wondai has gone beyond that with recycled pallet gardens, solar and synthetic grass.

"Gardens throughout the school are immaculate and mulched which is a testament to the hard working grounds keeper.”

Wondai State School is a leader in sustainability having implemented a range of water conservation projects to ensure they can capture and reuse rain water.

South Burnett Regional Councillor, Ros Heit said Wondai should be very proud of these recent achievements.

"There is a great community feel at the school,” she said.

"The principal, Mr Sansby and the team are doing a great job.”

Cr Heit said because of the awards, Wondai residents are proud to keep the town looking great.

"I've seen people picking up rubbish, the award seems to have given people a sense of pride in their town,” she said.

Celebrating 50 years, Keep Queensland Beautiful's flagship program; Tidy Towns continues to reward the sustainable actions taken every day by Queenslanders.

The accreditation and awards program recognises the hard work that often gets taken for granted in towns across Queensland.

"Tidy Towns is more than just a beauty contest,” Mr Curtin said.

The Tidy Town judges will be back in Wondai next week to present the awards.

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