Beach sweep­ers ex­trao­d­i­naire

The Western Star - - CLOSE TO HOME - Pho­tos by Gary Kean/The Western Star

Bot­tle Cove is cleaner once again, thanks to the work put in by stu­dents and staff of St. James All-Grade School in Lark Har­bour. In what has be­come a bit of an an­nual tra­di­tion, kids were treated to a bar­be­cue lunch in ex­change for their ef­forts to sweep across the scenic and pop­u­lar beach in the outer Bay of Is­lands. The stu­dents picked up what­ever trash and de­bris they could gather dur­ing the nearly three hours they spent at the beach.

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It took all hands avail­able to try and pull this sheet of ma­te­rial em­bed­ded in the beach at Bot­tle Cove.

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A dis­carded alu­minum beer can on the beach at Bot­tle Cove awaits re­trieval by stu­dents of St. James All-Grade School in Lark Har­bour dur­ing the school’s an­nual clean-up of the site.

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Th­ese boys hone in on some in­ter­est­ing trash as they took part in the an­nual clean-up of Bot­tle Cove beach by stu­dents at St. James All-Grade School in Lark Har­bour.

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It wasn’t all work for the stu­dents of St. James Al­lGrade School in Lark Har­bour at the Bot­tle Cove beach cleanup. Hav­ing some fun on the con­gested slide be­fore the work started were, from front to back, Carter Travers, Isa­iah Ben­nett, Bray­den Park, Zachary Le­drew and Parker Stewart.

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Grade 2 stu­dent Sam Childs of St. James All-Grade School in Lark Har­bour shows off a seat cush­ion he found dur­ing his school’s re­cent clean-up of Bot­tle Cove beach.

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Kait­lyn Mur­rin, left, holds open a garbage bag so her Grade 5 class­mate Jada Gil­bert can de­posit some trash she col­lected dur­ing the re­cent clean-up of Bot­tle Cove beach by stu­dents from St. James All-Grade School in Lark Har­bour.

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Vol­un­teer fire­fighter Christo­pher Strick­land ex­plains some of the equip­ment found aboard the York/Lark Har­bour Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment firetruck to stu­dents of St. James All-Grade School dur­ing their re­cent clean-up of the beach at Bot­tle Cove.

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