February 21, 2013
aquafil water refill stations are now been installed in public schools across ACT.
Hawker College, Alfred Deakin High School, Campbell High School, Namadgi School and Ngunnawal Primary School students will all receive re-useable water bottles in an effort to encourage them to use the aquafil water refill stations to fill up in a joint initiative by the ACT Education and Training and Health Directorates.
August 27, 2012
Soft drinks, fruit juice and flavoured milk will be phased out of ACT primary schools within five years if they ACT Government is re-elected in October.
Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has announced a $500,000 fund to install water bottle refill stations and supply reusable bottles to government and non-government primary schools, high schools and colleges.
Schools that apply for one of the machines will have to agree to phase out the sale of sugary drinks from canteens and vending machines.
Ms Gallagher said the aim was to tackle rising obesity rates among children by phasing out the sale of all sugary drinks in Canberra primary schools by 2017.
“One of the causes of that, without any doubt, is access to sugary drinks and consumption of sugary drinks.
“We need to make water the drink of choice again for children.”
aquafil Water Refill Stations and Drinking Fountains
Water is essential for healthy living and is crucial for sporting, mental and academic performances. Tap water represents value for money as it’s cheaper for the community than buying bottled water or other soft drinks.
The aquafil range of Water Bottle Refill Stations and Drinking Fountains serve as a dynamic educational tool in the fight to reduce plastic waste and conserve precious resources. Full colour graphics are available on most of the aquafil range and are a valuable educational tool in helping promote a sustainable way of living and encouraging a healthy lifestyle.