Rotto clean-up done by foot

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

YEAR 11 Hale School stu­dents and staff walked 50km around Rot­tnest Is­land, as part of the school’s chal­lenge to clean the is­land.

More than 170 stu­dents and 45 staff took part in the Hale School Rot­tnest Chal­lenge this month, clean­ing the beaches and dunes on the western half of the is­land.

Cor­po­ral Ben Roberts-Smith wrote to the school be­fore the event with some en­cour­ag­ing words for the boys.

“In many ways, young men in Aus­tralia have few rites of pas­sage or op­por­tu­ni­ties to share ex­pe­ri­ences with their mates that pro­vide a chance to leave their com­fort zones and cre­ate life-long bonds,” he wrote.

“I am ex­cited to hear of the new event Hale School is com­menc­ing. This is a great op­por­tu­nity to get in­volved and one you most likely will talk about for years to come.”

Rot­tnest Po­lice also joined in on the day, tweet­ing a photo of the boys clean­ing up the beaches.

Hale School stu­dents and staff dur­ing the clean-up.


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