A Bombala student’s creative flair is helping promote an important message throughout town with her recycling inspired artwork showcased on the side of the kerbside collection vehicle.
Alex Reed from St Joseph’s Primary School is the winner of the Snowy Monaro Regional Council’s Resource and Waste team’s artwork competition.
As the winning student, Alex not only has her artwork featured on the collection vehicle but also received a buddy bench for her school.
On Monday, Snowy Monaro Regional Council Mayor John Rooney joined Council’s Resource and Waste Education Officer Edwina Lowe to present the buddy bench to Alex and St Joseph’s Primary School.
“Council is thrilled to present St Joseph’s Primary School with a buddy bench and to congratulate Alex on her wonderful artwork,” Mayor Rooney said.
“Alex is very engaged with her community and her artwork promotes an important recycling message. It looks great on the side of the kerbside collection vehicle.
“Buddy benches are a permanent place in the school with a special purpose.
Children are encouraged to sit on the bench when they’re feeling left out, and when other students see this, they’re encouraged to go talk with them.”
Primary school students in Bombala and Delegate were asked to produce an artwork encouraging the community to reduce waste and increase their recycling. The students’ artworks focussed on the Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle initiative.
Alex, who now attends Bombala High School, produced a drawing in last year’s artwork competition featuring a platypus, recycling logo, and the words ‘Keep Our Community Clean’.
The artwork is proudly displayed on the side of the Remondis waste and recycling kerbside collection vehicle that services Bibbenluke, Bombala, Cathcart and Delegate.
Council would like to thank all the Bombala and Delegate students who participated in Council’s Resource and Waste team’s artwork competition.
Council would also like to thank Remondis for allowing Alex’s artwork to feature on the side of their company truck.