Thursday, February 14, 2013

Melville Intermediate - Carlton Interview Mr Cooke

Today in class we continued to practise our video making, editing and producing.  Carlton who is a student whose in Room Thirteen has been researching the school water tank, and the benefits of recycling the water for Melville Intermediate.  Carlton spoke to our school principal Mr Cooke.  Mannish from Room Five acted as camera  man, Levi, Cody and Nathan H produced the video which was shot on February 14th 2013.

Melville Intermediate is an inviro school and as part of that we have a 25000 liter water tank. This water tank was installed last year and has been working great so far .room 5 has being doing work on the water tank and we have worked out that over three years Melville Intermediate will save $3,000 -$6,000 dollars.  Over ten years we will save $17,000-$20,000 dollars and over twenty years we will save $34,000-$54,000. We hope you enjoy the video.

Mr Cooke Interview by Carlton 2013 from myles webb on Vimeo.the


  1. Carlton - you have conducted an excellent interview there.

    I am so surprised because you live near such a mighty river but you are charged for water by your council. My parents live beside the Waikato and have invested in two portable water tanks to support their vegetable garden.

    In Dunedin our water is not yet metred so I think we are not so aware of our responsibilities when it comes to water usage.

  2. We are charged water by the council as are all businesses in the area, as house holders we still have unmetered or free water, which is a bit strange. However at the moment we have a drought and have water restrictions in place, so over the long term the water tank will be a great cost saver for Melville Intermediate School.

    Thanks for your comment Ms Bee - the Boys were very thrilled to have the feedback.