Wagga schools get ready to Clean Up

Published: 30 May 2018 11:03am

Wagga schools get ready to Clean Up - 13 February 2015

The region’s schools are being called on to lend a helping hand to keep our community tidy.

Schools Clean Up Australia Day is on Friday 27 February, with Wagga Wagga City Council and The Riverina Anglican College (TRAC) asking the region’s schools to take part.

“Schools Clean Up Australia Day is a great way to engage students in environmental education and getting them involved in a positive initiative that enhances their community,” Council’s Environmental Education Officer Alice Kent said.

“Fifteen local schools and preschools have registered to participate so far and the more the merrier.

“Not only does litter look bad, but it can degrade the areas we use and enjoy for recreation and relaxation.”

TRAC teacher Ian Begg said the school consistently supports Clean Up Australia Day and are challenging other senior schools in the region to sign up in 2015.

“Students have the opportunity to see firsthand the impact of litter in the environment,” he said.

“By actively participating in activities that protect our environment, students develop an awareness of stewardship for our land, that we have a responsibility to look after it and encourage others to do the same.”

Schools can register for Schools Clean Up Australia Day at www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au.

Contact information:

  • Ian Begg, (02) 6933 1811 at The Riverina Anglican College
  • Alice Kent, 1300 292 442 at Wagga Wagga City Council