Mindarie students create Quinns Beach bin posters to save ocean

Coordinator Nicola Todd with students Shyan McNeair, Chloe Bird, Evie Sullivan, Harry Sullivan and Annabella Brett, and at back, City of Wanneroo waste education officer Emma Baker and educator Crystal-Lee Harrison.
Annabella Brett.
Evie Sullivan.
Shyan McNeair.
Coordinator Nicola Todd with students Shyan McNeair, Chloe Bird, Evie Sullivan, Harry Sullivan and Annabella Brett, and at back, City of Wanneroo waste education officer Emma Baker and educator Crystal-Lee Harrison. Annabella Brett. Evie Sullivan. Shyan McNeair.

POSTERS calling on people to “Save the ocean” have been added to bins near beaches in Mindarie.

A group of six children aged nine to 12 from the Atlantis before and after school care at Peter Moyes Anglican Community School created the posters after learning about sustainability.

Educator Crystal-Lee Harrison said the posters helped promote a plastic and rubbish-free environment and remind the public of the effects rubbish has on marine life.

“The children wanted to spread the word about the need for ocean conservation,” she said.

“Displayed on their posters are examples of turtles being caught in fishing nets, and whales eating plastic thinking it is food.”

The posters are bright and colourful and include slogans such as ‘Each one of us can make a difference, together we can make a change’.

“It is a reminder that we should be leaving nothing on our beautiful Western Australian beaches except footprints,” Ms Harrison said.

The posters are on bins near Quinns Beach.

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