Southport State High School is one of those schools that is lucky enough to have its own river! Today, three grade 8 classes went to clean their ‘backyard’ up with a positive attitude, but also perhaps an idea that the river would be ‘just fine’.
However, on closer investigation, the students (and teachers) were amazed at just how much rubbish there actually was down there. Items such as balls, plastic shopping bags, beer cans and even a bicycle made the event colourful.
The students and teachers even found McDonalds wrappers along the bank of the river and thought ‘no wonder – McDonalds down the road backs on to this river – we need to talk to them’. A great hatching of a Source Reduction Plan is in the wings. Thanks for a great day everyone!!