Eco-conscious students help clean up Perth beach

St Andrew's Grammar School students Nicole Nastos, Leon Nguyen, Louisa Abelha, Suraj Punia and Rediat Yema with Stirling councillor Felicity Farrelly, principal Craig Monaghan and Stirling waste education officer Vanja Marjanovic.
Photo: Michael Gill
St Andrew's Grammar School students Nicole Nastos, Leon Nguyen, Louisa Abelha, Suraj Punia and Rediat Yema with Stirling councillor Felicity Farrelly, principal Craig Monaghan and Stirling waste education officer Vanja Marjanovic. Photo: Michael Gill

STUDENTS from a Dianella school have helped clean up Scarborough Beach.

About 30 years 7 to 11 students from St Andrew’s Grammar School and several teachers spent time collecting rubbish from the popular beach last monthNov.

The students are part of the school’s HOPE (Help Our Planet Earth) group and took the clean up idea to the City of Stirling’s waste team, which provided gloves, high-vis vests and waste collection bags.

Mayor Mark Irwin congratulated students on their efforts and principal Craig Monaghan said he was proud of the group.

“This is what the wider curriculum is all about, students giving back to the community and in doing so receiving so much more in return,” he said.

“As well as the clean-up day at Scarborough Beach, the group recently held a fundraiser to go towards rhino preservation efforts and have made their own beeswax wraps to replace the use of plastic wrap in school lunches.”