Students get creative to tackle waste reduction
Two local high schools are vying for public votes to be named the winner of the Waste Ops short film contest.
The contest was offered by Maitland and Cessnock councils and asked Year 7 and 8 students to create a storyboard and script for a two-minute film that would encourage people to reduce the amount of waste they generate.
Of the seven entries received Kurri Kurri and Rutherford Technology high schools were as named finalists, earning them the opportunity to have their storyboards professionally filmed.
Kurri Kurri’s film has challenged viewers to make the switch from disposable bottled water to reusable drink bottles and Rutherford has taken on recycling.
The winner will be decided by an online public vote, with the victor taking out a $500 prize to be spent on an environmental project of their choice.
The films can be viewed at wasteops.com.au. Voting closes on November 27.