The Southern Cross : June 2011
Page 20 June 2011 www.thesoutherncross.org.au The Southern Cross | schools A new garbage system at Blackfriars Priory School -- thanks to a team of earth- conscious students -- has meant all the college's waste is being recycled with nothing going to landfill. Students from the Blackfriars Justice League have helped introduce a waste management system, following a grant from Zero Waste SA, which has seen zero waste reaching rubbish dumps known to have negative impacts on the environment. "Waste Buster Stations" have been set up across the Prospect all boy's school cutting waste down to recyclable materials: paper/cardboard (32%); organics/food waste (11%) into compost for Jeffries; general waste (57%) used by Adelaide Brighton Cement; and recyclable bottles and cans have so far raised a few hundred dollars for the school. The Justice League has produced an educational DVD outlining the importance of recycling waste. It's called "The Garbage Man". Blackfriars Justice League member James Lawler said that as a consequence of our Catholic faith and teachings, we all bear a responsibility to improve our environment. He said one way to do this was by reducing the amount of landfill. GREEN WARRIORS: Blackfriars Priory School students, from left, James Lawler, Nick Maczuga and Daniel White showcase the school's new waste system. Waste not at Blackfriars VIET VETS HEARD: A documentary called Voices from Vietnam produced by Year 10 Kildare College students was recently launched. The screening was celebrated by all of the Year 10 Studies of Science and the Environment students, teachers and the Vietnam War Veterans who were involved in the making of the documentary (pictured). Twelve Year 10 students interviewed 15 veterans for Voices from Vietnam exploring Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War. "The veterans recounted their involvement in the war; conscription and training; travelling over to Vietnam and also shared moving recollections of the combat zone," said Year 10 student Theresa Murray. The students combined the interviews with iconic Australian music by John Schumann and Peter Barnes. The Voices from Vietnam documentary is available for sale from Kildare College from July. Phone 8261 9372 for further information. ANZAC SPIRIT: Gleeson College students commemorated ANZAC Day with a moving assembly on May 4. The theme of the assembly at the Golden Grove school was "Belong, Inspire, Serve". Gleeson students Eddie Seisay, Troy Howden, Ross Howden and Hayden Clothier formed the Catafalque party. Eddie Seisay spoke about his involvement in the Air Force cadets and the meaning of April 25. He said: "I want to fulfil my late dad's dream. I want to be a pilot and go back to Africa to help the other kids who were like me." If your school has some interesting news, photos or videos to share with others, please send them in to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 21.