As part of our Community Engagement Strategy 2017-2021, Goldenfields Water is working towards delivering water-related educational resources relevant to primary, secondary and tertiary educational levels to help build awareness around the importance of water within our communities.
Depth Days are a unique opportunity for schools within the Goldenfields Water supply area to come together to experience the water processing system first-hand and relate it back to their HSC studies.
Our Depth Days are based on research into the curriculum and cover topics relating to HSC Chemistry, Investigating Science and Geography. They are designed for senior secondary students and are held each year in May.
Depth Days will be held on the following dates for 2020:
- Tuesday 19th May
- Wednesday 20th May
- Tuesday 26th May
- Wednesday 27th May
Depth Days cover a range of different activities including:
- Seeing the water process in action - tour of the water treatment plant
- Getting hands on with real-life experiments in the lab
- Using the findings from the day to work on exercises relating to key HSC curriculum study topics
Depth Days are held at the Jugiong Water Treatment Plant and are free for all schools within the Goldenfields Water supply area to attend (schools must organise their own transport).
If schools would like to attend a Depth Days in 2020, please email Goldenfields Water's Community Education and Engagement Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 6977 3200 before the end of February 2020. Spaces are limited!
National Water Week
As part of the 2019 National Water Week, Goldenfields Water ran a competition for Primary schools located within their supply area to help build awareness around access to clean water and making sustainable choices.
Students in Kindergarten - Year 2 were asked to complete a colouring in picture and students in years 3 - 6 designed a water wise poster to reflect important water issues currently related to our region.
The winning entries are:
Kinder - Year 2
1st - Macey Anderson, Weethalle Public School
2nd - Georgia Wheeler, Murringo Public School
3rd - Lachlan Davis, Young Public School
Year 3 - Year 4
1st - Bella Smith, St Brendans Ganmain
2nd - Dylan Thompson, Ganmain Public School
3rd - Cody Wilson, Ganmain Public School
Year 5 - Year 6
1st - Kate Pellow, Temora West Public School
2nd - Sam Koop, St Mary's War Memorial West Wyalong
3rd - Caitlin Thompson, Ganmain Public School
West Wyalong Public School was the winner of the lucky school draw, receiving a $200 cheque.