2018 Sydney Water 'Brand without a Bottle' Competition

Again as in 2017,  Sydney Water invited students in schools across Sydney to use their creative skills to persuade people to choose tap water over bottled water and help reduce plastic waste.


Hawkesbury High School is a finalist in the Sydney Water short film competition 'Brand without a Bottle'!


Hundreds of students met the challenge, joined the short film competition and submitted their very persuasive ideas. Students drafted ideas, wrote scripts and acted in the short films.  In early August, professional film crews worked with the students bringing their ideas to life and the short films will be launched online for voting on 21st of August.


Now they need your vote. Head to and go to the Gallery page to vote for your favourite from 21 Aug to 3 Sept 2018


Winners will be announced at a red carpet private screening 13 Sept and winning schools receive a water refill station and funds towards water-related learning resources.


A little background and information our Hawkesbury High students learned after entering Sydney Water Competition:


Australians bought over a million plastic water bottles in 2017? If this trend continues, we’ll have purchased five billion plastic water bottles by 2040! The goal of the competition aims to reduce plastic waste and these creative students are using their talents to both learn and teach others about the over-use of plastic water bottles. Just get your head around five billion water bottles, if you can!


Hawkesbury High is among the finalists -- in other words, these students' efforts are 'short-listed'. The winning schools receive a water refill station and cash prizes towards water-related learning resources.Really quite exciting! They just need your vote!



They now need your support. Head to Go to the Gallery page, vote and support our talented students from 21 Aug to 3 Sept.



 Students with Film Crew



 Head to Go to the Gallery page, vote and support our Hawkesbury Hight from 21 Aug to 3 Sept.



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When we read the media release for the FAMILY FAIR (12 August) at Rouse Hill House & Farm, it seems there is an activity for everyone: kite flying, jumping sacks, maypole dancing and vintage lawn sports including croquet and quoits. Exhausted by all these activities? Then sit for a bit at book readings by Michelle Law 


Sheep shearing, Shetland pony rides and a mobile animal farm are exciting, we promise and so you won't get bored, roving performers are all around including The Deep Sea Astronaut's native birds and a grass trio. What an odd concoction!




Collage workshops sounds like just the activity for young budding craftspersons, we think...




Of course, no Family Fair is worth its salt without lots of food...sausage sizzle, Devonshire tea, fairy floss, a gelato cart and lots of bakery goodies. Of course, for mom and dad there will be a coffee cart -- very strong coffee!


You won't want to overlook the Rouse Hill schoolhouse with mistress Mrs Fox -- she'll teach you a thing or two about lessons and school-room behaviour in 1880!



Parents: Parking is plentiful. a $20 family fee is quite modest for a day of great fun!

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