Students clean up

Students clean up

Students at Thornlie Christian College participate in Clean Up Australia Day.

Students from years seven to 12 at Thornlie Christian College took part in the Clean Up Australia Day on Friday.

More than 20 students cleaned up designated areas within the college as well as areas on the neighbouring streets and parks in Southern River.

Staff liaison for the Social Concerns Committee Hilda David said Clean up Australia Day was an opportunity to educate students about the effects of litter and change their attitude towards it.

“We believe that litter is a serious problem in Australia,” she said.

“The event motivates students to take pride in their college and ownership of a litter-free environment.”

Ms David said the college has a litter roster and each week classes do litter pick up on their rostered day but on Clean up Australia Day the whole school got involved.

“All forms go out to clean larger areas around the college particularly on the road verge on Furley Road and the boundaries behind the college,” she said.

“We are members of the Clean School Program, an Initiative of Keep Australia Beautiful Council WA and as part of our Christian values we believe in exercising good stewardship over the earth and are morally accountable to care and preserve the earth for future generations.”

Ms David said the regular clean up kept students accountable and taught them to be the solution to the litter problem.