Students get wise about water

Roma’s St John’s Catholic School students are wiser about how water is used, filtered and recycled following a workshop at their school yesterday.

Water4All is run by the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA) and focuses on the environmental management of this precious resource.

“Being part of the academy brings wonderful opportunities for our students, as well as exceptional hands-on activities that show students how their classroom work relates to real careers in the real world,” said St John’s Principal Donaugh Shirley.

“We very much appreciate the time taken by Senex staff to provide new insights about water to our students.”

Senex Government and Stakeholder Relations Manager Trevor Robertson said staff very much enjoyed mentoring the students and opening their minds to different opportunities.

“And, it’s great to be able to show the students that there’s a great range of well-paid careers available in their home communities,” he said.

Year 7 students heard from a Senex environmental specialist about how water is used and reused in the resources sector and the importance of water testing and monitoring.

The students, who have already completed activities about water treatment and use in the lead up to the event, also undertook experiments on water filtration and designed their own water filter.

The QMEA is a partnership between the Queensland Resources Council (QRC) and the Queensland Government under its Gateway to Industry Schools program. It has 60 schools throughout Queensland.

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