Schools sign up to clean up Australia

Many Peel schools have signed up for Clean Up Australia Day in previous years, taking the opportunity to teach students about environmental responsibility. Photo: Supplied.

Many Peel schools have signed up for Clean Up Australia Day in previous years, taking the opportunity to teach students about environmental responsibility. Photo: Supplied.

Registrations for schools to partake in Clean Up Australia Day have opened, with Clean Up Australia founder and chairman Ian Kiernan encouraging all schools to get involved.

“Taking part in Schools Clean Up Day is a lot of fun while providing valuable lessons about how rubbish impacts our favourite parks and waterways,” Mr Kiernan said.

The Schools Clean Up Day is scheduled for March 3.

“It is the ideal way to teach young people to be the future custodians of our environment.”

Pre-schools and primary schools are also eligible to enter the Schools Blueprint Award, by compiling a class ‘blueprint’ for a new school or community environmental initiative.

Entry is via submission of a short video, up to 5 minutes long, before March 10, and the winning class will receive a $3000 grant for the environmental initiative, and movie tickets for the class.

For more information about the Schools Blueprint Award visit the website.  

“I urge all schools to get involved in any way you can, whether by registering a site and entering the Schools Blueprint Award, asking family and friends to sponsor your site or running a fundraising event to help Clean Up Australia continue our important environmental work,” Mr Kiernan said.

To register a school’s Clean Up site visit cleanupaustraliaday.org.au

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