Pamela, nine, cleans up beach in­stead of fun

The Oban Times - - News -

A NINE-YEAR- OLD girl is do­ing her bit to keep Gana­van Sands in Oban clean, opt­ing to pick up lit­ter in­stead of ‘hav­ing fun’.

Pamela, a pupil at the town’s Park Pri­mary School, was tak­ing ad­van­tage of the hot weather by go­ing to the beach, where she no­ticed that a rab­bit hole was blocked by rub­bish.

It was then that Pamela told her mum that she wanted to clean the beach.

Mum Aga In­gram said: ‘I wasn’t re­ally sur­prised too much when she said it as she is al­ways very kind and help­ful, but what was sur­pris­ing was that she was will­ing to give up hav­ing fun on such a great day.

‘ We just want her to know that it’s re­ally nice to be kind to oth­ers.’

Pamela and her mum orig­i­nally took a ball to play with at the beach, but Pamela in­stead wanted to help as ‘she felt sorry for all the sea crea­tures’.

Aga added: ‘Luck­ily, I had some gloves and a bag. We walked through the beach and picked up the plas­tic.

‘She was quite dis­ap­pointed how peo­ple can leave so much mess in such a beau­ti­ful place.’

At a school assem­bly, they were dis­cussing clean­ing beaches, but Pamela isn’t yet of age to par­tic­i­pate in school clean-ups.

Pamela chose not to play but in­stead donned gloves her mum pro­vided and picked up plas­tic and other lit­ter.

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