A class at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Bundaberg won a national competition with each student creating a unique upcycled product.
The school entered the National Nude Food Day 10 challenges competition with the Year 5 students placing ahead of all other entrants in the country.
Teacher Lynette Camilleri-Blemings said they had entered the competition as a Reef Guardian School committed to protecting the environment.
“We were surprised and thrilled,” Mrs Camilleri-Blemings said.
“Because we are a small school, we assumed that there would be a very slim chance that we would win when competing against so many other schools from all around Australia.
“We thought we would be overlooked because of the large number of entries.
“Our whole school goal, at St Joseph’s School, is to reduce the use of plastics in our community and we encourage ‘nude food’ in all our students’ lunchboxes.”
In talking about the project the students wrote that they researched upcyclyed projects and drew designs of their ideas.
“Our class brought in from home discarded and unused items that we could upcycle into something useful,” students said.
“During our Design Technology lesson, we made our upcycled items and wrote a procedure on how to do it.”
A collage of the upcycled creations was emailed as the winning entry to the National Nude Food Day competition.
For their efforts the school will receive $200 Prize Pack including a $100 VISA Debit Gift Card and $100 Smash prize pack.
It’s not the only eco-friendly activity students at the school are involved in. Read our earlier report about their Lids for Kids initiative.