Pamela, nine, cleans up beach instead of fun
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.