On the 10th of November two year 4 classes from Scotch College Junior School traveled to Floreat Beach in Perth’s northern suburbs to take part in a beach clean-up as part of their Marine Pollution unit.
They were accompanied by 5 teaching staff and a parent helper and spent an hour and half combing the beach for Tangaroa Blue.
The boys were amazed at the wealth of items they found washed up on a beach that, to all intents and purposes, looked pretty clean. By the time we were done 6 sacks from Tangaroa Blue had been loaded with rubbish, which was brought back to school and sorted, weighed and reclaimed.
Of the 39 kilos of rubbish, the recyclables were dropped into the recycling bins beside the canteen and waste into the rubbish bin, while the reclaimed items were used in sea turtle sculptures, highlighting the issues faced by today’s marine life.
The boys were very proud of their contribution to improving the environment for today’s sea creatures.