Hollywood Primary students stars of Schools Clean Up Day

Hollywood Primary students stars of Schools Clean Up Day

Hollywood Primary School students have cleaned up – both the Swan River foreshore and Point Resolution Reserve in Dalkeith.

As part of a Schools Clean Up Day event on 2 March coordinated by the City of Nedlands, more than 30 students and three teachers, assisted by the Friends of Point Resolution Reserve, collected about two bags of general rubbish and four bags of recycling.

City of Nedlands Mayor Max Hipkins said it was an ideal opportunity for students to make a difference to the environment by removing rubbish that chokes parks, roadsides, bushland and waterways.  “Schools Clean Up Day has the unique ability to make students aware of the various environmental issues surrounding them,” he said

“They see first-hand the plastic bags, bottles and other waste that is polluting the environment.  “The event also provided an ideal opportunity to reinforce the importance of recycling because much of the litter picked up on the day was recyclable.”  Clean Up Australia chairman and founder Ian Kiernan said it was the perfect way to educate young Australians about the responsible disposal of rubbish and the repercussions of rubbish dumped irresponsibly in the local environment.

“Schools Clean Up Day showed students they can take action and that lots of small acts, such as picking up litter, can contribute to reducing the amount of rubbish choking our oceans and waterways,” he said.

“The day encourages young people to be custodians of their environment from an early age – when the rubbish is gone nature can carry on.” 

Since 1992, more than 52,000 primary school sites have participated in the event nationally.