Secondary Schools Sustainability Challenge Winners

On Friday night Lily Purser and Alyssa Wong were awarded the Secondary Schools Sustainability Award at the UN Day Gala event at Government House.

The purpose of UNAAWA is to connect Western Australians with the United Nations in order to promote justice, peace, security and sustainable development for present and future generations. A critical element of this mission is to recognise the related achievements of members of our community and to hold them up as role models to be emulated by all Australians.

The UNAAWA Awards recognise outstanding achievements by individuals, community members and Organisations in Western Australia that have made a significant contribution to furthering the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through local action.

We are proud to announce that two of our year 10 students Lily Purser and Alyssa Wong have won the UNAAWA Sustainable Schools Challenge category for their project Conneativity. It was developed as part of the STEM course this year, where students were asked to take action on an issue that they felt passionate about. Lily and Alyssa chose to address the issue of food waste and worked together to build a dynamic and engaging website to develop a volunteer base linking businesses with excess food to charities that desperately needed it. Conneativity showcases the talent and compassion that these two young women have to share with their community. With the title of UN global ambassadors, the opportunities for these two amazing young women are truly boundless.

Earlier this month Alyssa and Lily also won the Sustainable Futures category of the Youth Affairs Council WA (YACWA) award.