CEDoW Schools Step Up To Clean Up!

'Environment Matters' Blog | CEDoW Schools Step Up To Clean Up!

Posted 15 March 2021 by Catholic Education in 'Environment Matters' Blog

For this year's Clean Up Australia Day many of our schools took on board the challenge of "Step Up To Clean Up" and participated in a number of Clean Up events, joining thousands of people across Australia in caring for their local environment. 

The strong engagement in this year’s Clean Up Australia Day just goes to show that Australians everywhere are worried about the environment, and that it’s time to tackle the surge in single-use disposable items.

At Corpus Christi Oak Flats, the school held a house-based competition at lunchtime with each of the four school houses cleaning up as much rubbish as they could, earning points for their House Cup. In total, the students removed 7.7kg of rubbish from the school playground in one lunchtime. 

At St Thomas More Ruse the school community once again joined in to do their bit to "care for our common home" with the whole school community coming together to clean up their local area.

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The students at St Joseph's Albion Park participated in some Science lessons exploring the problems with waste and pollution before participating in some "cleaning up" actions in their playgrounds.

At St Clare's Narellan Vale there was a whole school clean up of the school grounds and nearby oval, as well as whole-school education regarding the impact of rubbish pollution on our environment. Their PB4L focus was "I can be a steward of God's Creation" and they also held a nude food week. 

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As part of St Columbkille Corrimal's school action for Clean Up Australia Day, students planted native and bush tucker foods in the school’s Aboriginal garden utilising plants gifted to the school by the Wollongong Botanic Gardens.
St Pius X Unanderra were super excited that they only half filled a few bags this year which showed that the school community's waste management program was working and people are putting their rubbish in the right place. 
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At St Michael's Thirroul all classes were involved in Clean Up Australia Day with the main aim being to pick up rubbish in the areas that were allocated for each class. Year 6 also did a wonderful job of weeding the garden beds. All staff and students were enthusiastically involved in the Clean Up Day. 
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St John's Campbelltown's School Pride team created an information video to inform students about Clean Up Australia Day.

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