Each month students from the Ballarat Clarendon College – King Island Campus spend some of their stay hiking around the island. During this time they are also collecting as much debris as they can, helping to protect the local coastal environment. Not only do the students remove marine debris, but they also carry all the camping gear they will need for up to 8 days!
This year the students are aiming to reach one tonne of rubbish removed from the beaches of island. When they reach this milestone, they plan to write a short media release outlining what they are doing and why it is important. In the past three terms students have collected a total of 360kg so hopefully by this time next year we should have reached a tonne! Keep posted to see their progress!