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Creative competition highlights sustainability

The Bostik Smart Schools program is offering primary students across Australia the chance to win a share in $21,000 worth of grants and prizes for their school, by entering a unique craft project inspired by this year’s theme of environment and sustainability.

There are three $5000 grants up for grabs, one for the winner of each age group category: 5-8 years, 9-10 years and 11-13 years.

Additionally, runners up in each category will receive a $1000 Bostik product pack and the People’s Choice Award will receive a $3000 grant.

The program is now in its second year. The inaugural competition took place in 2018 and attracted close to 1000 entries from over 300 schools across the nation.

Last year’s winners included Pioneer Village Primary School in Armadale, Western Australia (5-8 year-old age group) with a small-scale replica of the school created by a group of 18 students; St Patrick’s Primary School in Wangaratta, Victoria (9-10 year-old age group) where five students created human Blu Stiks as well as a Bostik stand for them to rest in; and Edgeworth Heights Public School in Edgeworth, New South Wales (11-13 year-old age group) with eight students creating a large green Gecko.

Through the program, Bostik Australia hopes the grants will assist in supporting school curriculum and resources, and will encourage and inspire children’s creativity and passion for the environment.

To go in the running for these grants, primary school students can submit their creative projects between 22 April 2019 and 14 July 2019. To enter, please click here.

Winners will be announced on 26 July 2019.

Pictured above: Last year’s winner for the 11-13 year-old age group, which was submitted by eight students from Edgeworth Heights Public School.