Posted 6 March 2020 by Catholic Education in 'Environment Matters' Blog
In 2020, Clean Up Australia celebrates 30 years of campaigning, encouraging Australians to clean up, fix up and conserve our environment. As usual many of our CEDoW schools have joined in to do their bit to "care for our common home".
At St Mary Star of the Sea Milton, the students chose to clean up their school grounds with an enthusiastic group picking up litter and waste.
At Holy Spirit Bellambi the school was still looking pristine after their open day so the environmental group opted to head down to the beach to help out with the various clean up operations that were happening along the Bellambi shoreline over the week.
After liaising with Mike McKeon from Wollongong council, and the local community, it was decided to focus on the edge of the beach running along the pathway between the SLSC and the car park near the rock pool. The group made fast work of the rubbish in the area and collected a number of bags to take away. A big thanks to Mike McKeon for the loan of some extra litter grabbers to make the job easier.
At St Pius X School Unanderra, the students took great pride in ensuring that their newly renovated school classrooms and outside areas were litter free.
The new Kindergarten students at St Thomas More Ruse donned their gloves to learn at an early age that they too can contribute to keeping their local community clean and tidy.
Clean Up Australia Day is an opportunity for schools to get involved and show that we care about our local environment. Well done to all who took part!