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St Brendan’s College Year 7 Students are doing their piece for the environment while becoming entrepreneurs in the making. The 40 Wallace Residence Boarders are involved in an incentive scheme to not only assist the environment but take ownership of their residence recycling and assist fellow brothers in the process. At the end of Term 3 all monies raised will be funneled back into their residence where the boarders get to choose how to spend the funds.
Assistant Head of Residence, Ms Kelly Marsh said “the students found their visit to the Yeppoon Recycling Centre very rewarding, assisting to process around 900 cans and bottles into and were welcomed by facility staff to a behind the scenes educational experience. They were amazed to see how the recycling is sorted and how much the centre collects in just one day. We believe it has given them even more resolve in taking ownership of the project and raising funds. A huge thank you to the staff at the centre for providing this opportunity”.
The grand sum of $101.90 was raised in little over a week. The students were chuffed with themselves and are super keen to watch that amount grow. We are sure there won’t be a can going anywhere but into the Wallace Residence recycling incentive scheme if these boys have a say!
St Brendan’s College operates under the auspices of Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) offering a Catholic education in the tradition of Blessed Edmund Rice. It is a leading day and boarding school for boys from Years 7 to 12, on a beautiful, coastal 300 acre campus in Yeppoon, Central Queensland.
(Left to Right) St Brendan’s College Student begin their recycling venture. Labron Bartlett, Blake Champion, PJ Marsh - Wallace Residence Supervisor, Jay Marsh, Brody Scullin and Clifford Ambrym.