Students roll up sleeves for Clean Up Day

20 March 2019

Clean Up Australia Day is held each year at the beginning of March, and CEWA schools and colleges this year got on board cleaning up around their local communities. 

Among those cleaning up, while learning about the positive impact they could have on the environment, were the pre-primary students from Mary’s Mount Primary School in Gooseberry Hill. 

Led by Principal Sandro Coniglio and Assistant Principal Loretta Hackner, students began their clean up at the school oval, where they found pieces of plastic in areas that at first appeared clean.  

Ms Hackner said the students found pieces of plastic that would never break down in nature, like plastic straws, chocolate wrappers and plastic lids. 

The whole school rallied behind the pre-primary students and were inspired to join in for future clean up days. The school is looking at opportunities year-round to focus on keeping waste out of the environment. 

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