Students from St Michael’s Catholic Primary School in Mittagong have more reason than most to look forward to next year.
The children were this week awarded winners of the 2011 Wingecarribee Schools Environment Day Art Calendar competition.
Selected by a panel of councillors and staff from Council’s Environment and Sustainability branch, the students from Years 5 and 6 caught the judges eyes with their 12 works of art based on the theme “protection of the environment”.
Presenting the students with their prize was Councillor Larry Whipper, Chair of Council’s Environment and Sustainability Committee.
“The judges were impressed with the standard of all entries, but were ultimately unanimous in their decision to award St Michael’s with the top prize,” he said.
“All 12 works of art colourfully captured the messages of protecting and preserving our environment and the importance of looking after the planet for others.”
As part of the prize all students of St Michael’s Catholic Primary School will receive a copy of the 2012 calendar and the school a $2000 cheque.
Selected artworks from all participating schools will be displayed in Council’s Moss Vale Civic Centre foyer art gallery until the end of January 2012.
The Wingecarribee School’s Environment Day and Art Calendar competition are both sponsored by Council’s Environment Levy.