Member for Maitland, Jenny Aitchison MP has congratulated Morpeth Public School on once again being named as one of 9 finalists in Hunter Water’s The Water Catchers competition.

Hunter Water have run the successful competition over several years that aims to make water education fun for students and also highlight the importance of our precious drinking water and the need for us all to work together as a community to use less.

The Water Catchers is a free program and gives students the opportunity not just to star in their own short film, but to win money for a sustainability project at their school.

The nine finalist schools will share in $10,000 prize money to be used for a sustainability project at their school. The winning school, as judged by the public and a panel of judges, will receive a $5,000 cash prize. Second place will receive a $1,500 cash prize.

The remaining seven finalist schools will each receive a $500 cash prize.

All 9 finalist’s short films can be viewed by visiting and make sure you vote for your favourite. Voting closes on 16th June 2017.

Comments attributable to Member for Maitland Jenny Aitchison MP:

“It's great to see that our students are so interested in important environmental management issues.”

“I have viewed Morpeth Public School’s submission and I’m overwhelmed by the talent and imagination of our local students. I’m sure many parents and teachers have been involved in producing such a professional film and I extend my congratulations to them as well.”

“I encourage everyone to show their support and vote online.”

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