My Island Home

Finalists announced for the Recreate Waste Recycled Art Competition

Above photo – My Island Home by Cocos Islands District High School

We are excited to announce that the below classes and students have been selected at finalists in the Rio Tinto Earth Assist (RTEA) Recreate Waste Recycled Art Competition! For this year’s competition, students in Western Australia had the opportunity to create art pieces with a conservation perspective, whilst learning about waste reduction.

“We received over 60 entries from schools across Western Australia,” says Laura Folan, RTEA Program Coordinator “it’s fantastic to see so many students interested in learning how they can protect their environment by reducing waste and expressing these messages by creating sculptures from recycled materials – congratulations to all our finalists!”

Art pieces will go on Exhibition at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation & Attractions (DBCA) HQ in Kensington from the 25th September to the 5th October. The public is welcome to come and view the pieces and vote for their favorite in the People’s Choice Award.

Group Finalists

Rivergum’s Primary School – Ringtail & Loggerhead

Cocos Islands District High School – My Island Home

Rockingham SHS Education Support Centre – Plastic Splash

Hilton Primary School – A Whale of a Time at What Price

Poynter Primary School – What We’ve Done

Cowaramup Primary School – Mr Plastic

Leeming SHS Education Support Centre – Shadows of the Black Cockatoo

Cannington Community College – Black and White and Read all Over Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo

St Joseph’s School – Rubbish Wave in Kununurra

Willetton Senior High School – Plight of the Black Cockatoo

Solo Finalists

Taylor Duncan, Kalamunda Senior High School – Queen of this ‘green’ wasteland

Emmi Kneal, St Damian’s Catholic Primary School – The Serpent

Victoria Slawinski, Kapinara Primary School – Cramped by Development

Alicia Kennedy, Poynter Primary School – Pygmy Possum

Charlotte Penn, Poynter Primary School – The Western Australian Blue Wren

Jorja Stoitis, Poynter Primary School – Edchidna

Lucy Chesson, Poynter Primary School – Northern Quoll

Conrad Steyn, Poynter Primary School – Quokka

Elora Strobos, Leeming Primary School – Numbat

Mira Khaled, Ardross Primary School – Oyster Catcher








RTEA is an immersive environmental education program for WA school students, delivered by Conservation Volunteers Australia in partnership with Rio Tinto, DBCA and the Department of Education. Visit here for more information on how to get involved with RTEA.

Above photos – Rubbish Wave in Kununurra by St Josephs School (left) and Shadows of the Black Cockatoo by Leeming SHS Education Support Centre (right).