OUR youngsters at Tea Gardens Public School got down and dirty last Friday as they joined in the nationwide ‘Clean Up Australia’ campaign.
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Leading the schools effort was Isla Brumby, this year’s Minister for the Environment and School Deputy Prime Minister.
Isla said, “It was a nice but gross experience, nice meaning we’re doing a kind thing for our environment and gross meaning how much rubbish we still found.”
Matilda Fidden said, “There was rubbish all throughout and under the bushes and our class was able to remove it.
”We found heaps of paper, slushies and straws,” Kade O’Neill said.
From Jessie Lawler’s perspective, “We were in the moors behind the school and found a tyre that was too heavy to move and heaps of plastic bags, plastic wrappers and tin foil.”
She added, “Clean up Australia Schools Day is important because it could lead to the ocean and many more animals could be affected.
Natureh Fenton-Holt said, “Fortunately, none of our bags were full meaning our school is relatively clean which is amazing.
And by the end of the day Isla summed it up for all involved.
“The school now looks much cleaner and rubbish free.”
A job well done.
By: Margie TIERNEY