Kids all out for clean- up

Southern Telegraph - - NEWS -

Star of the Sea Catholic Pri­mary School stu­dents were out in force last Thurs­day, col­lect­ing rub­bish from the front of the school yard as part of Clean Up Aus­tralia Day.

Teacher Joe Visser said the whole school stepped out­side the class­rooms to do their bit for the en­vi­ron­ment.

“It’s a good op­por­tu­nity for the stu­dents to par­tic­i­pate in a na­tional event and also to be aware of the im­pact of rub­bish on the en­vi­ron­ment,” he said.

“We can con­trol the rub­bish in the school, but not what blows in from out there ( be­hind the fence).

“It’s also good for the stu­dents to un­der­stand that and gives them an op­por­tu­nity to keep rub­bish to a min­i­mum.”

Star of the Sea Catholic Pri­mary School is aim­ing to be plas­tic waste- free, in­clud­ing in lunch boxes, by the end of next year.

Pic­ture: Chloe Fraser

Star of the Sea Catholic Pri­mary School Year 5 stu­dents Levi Brown, Harry Ban­han, Tom Bemet, Ab­bie Bol­ger, Mya Wood­land and Kim Nguyen and teacher Joe Visser help clean up the school grounds as part of Clean Up Aus­tralia Day.

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