Kids Rally to Clean Up Beach

Jessica Bourgault du Coudray, Akayla Fairclough, Mali |Solbakke, Kai Solbakke, Ruby Paetzholdt, William Vale, |Milana Artemov, Sarah Grigsby, Elsie Bourgault du Coudray and Maya Solbakke held a clean-up at Sorrento Beach.
Jessica Bourgault du Coudray, Akayla Fairclough, Mali |Solbakke, Kai Solbakke, Ruby Paetzholdt, William Vale, |Milana Artemov, Sarah Grigsby, Elsie Bourgault du Coudray and Maya Solbakke held a clean-up at Sorrento Beach.

A GROUP of children decided to clean up Sorrento Beach last month.

Sorrento’s Akayla Fairclough (7) felt there was too much rubbish on the beach and decided to have a Keep Australia Beautiful beach clean-up.

She invited all the students in her class and some close friends and family and the group collected more than eight large bags of rubbish.

Her mother Lyndsay said some of the strangest items collected by the team included a broken beach umbrella, a baby’s dummy and a pair of underpants.

“Some other items, including cigarette butts and cigarette lighters, fishing line and fibreglass are dangerous to wildlife if swallowed,” she said.

Akayla wanted to clean up the rubbish on the beach to help save wildlife.

“We need to make sure that if we see a person littering we should pick the rubbish up and tell them not to litter,” she said.

“When we have a picnic on the beach, at the park or on a boat, we should make sure that all of our rubbish is put in the bin or taken home.”

Akayla is a Millennium Kid and plans to hold a beach clean-up every year.

For more information, visit www.millenniumkids. com.au.