Kapi warri palya!
Two outside water bubblers have been installed at Walungurru School using a $13,000 federal government grant.
Bubblers at the remote school — 530 kilometres west of Alice Springs — service about 50 students from preschool to Year 6.
Principal Paul Tolliday said the school topped-up the government outlay with $6,100 and the machines were fitted in February and March this year.
“The new cool water dispensers are strategically sited near the FaFT/preschool and primary school, and join those delivering room temperature water,” he said.
“These water stations are an alternative to refrigerated supplies. Water was available from the bubblers at the school, but it was warm.
“For several months this year I put bottles of water into the staff fridge and students were asking for access to this.
“Now the students are very happy to drink the refreshing water and stay hydrated. And because of social distancing restrictions they can fill their personal water bottles from a tap in the bubblers.
“We are all happy with Kapi warri palya (cold water, good)!”