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Wollongong City Council

Rise & Shine BlueScopeWIN Environmental Schools Program

The Environmental Schools program is part of our Rise & Shine campaign. This competition is open to schools in the City of Wollongong.

The competition aims to:

  • Develop and improve environmental standards in schools
  • Encourage students to play a positive role in the protection and enhancement of their local environment
  • Encourage students to take part in environmental projects
  • Encourage students to show environmental care, concern and pride in their school.

Our major program sponsor, BlueScopeWIN Community Partners, has generously donated cash prizes worth $4000 in total. To help us measure how this prize money makes a difference, we ask winning schools to tell us how they spend this money.

2020 Awards

Thank you to all the schools who entered this year's awards, and congratulations to our winners. Watch the award presentation video below:

Best Environmental Management Plan

1st Place: Coledale Public School - watch Coledale's video entry

Best Ongoing Environmental Initiatives

Best Environmental Research Project

1st Place: Lake Heights Public School - watch Lake Heights' video entry

Most Improved School

1st Place: Tarrawanna Public School - watch Tarrawanna's video entry

Overall Winner Environmental Excellence

1st Place: Cringila Public School - watch Cringila's video entry

Student Awards

  • Drawing: Tersit Negusse, Lake Heights Public School
  • Poem: Mariam Awad, Cringila Public School

Student Environmental Award

Joint winners:

  • Serena Pianon, Lake Heights Public School
  • Dilara Ceylan, Cringila Public School

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