St John’s School students fighting waste at Scarborough Beach

St John’s School year 5 students Charlie Cossom, Ayla Barrett and Luke Durkin with Stirling Mayor Mark Irwin.
St John’s School year 5 students Charlie Cossom, Ayla Barrett and Luke Durkin with Stirling Mayor Mark Irwin.

STUDENTS are using art to tackle littering at Scarborough Beach.

St John’s School in Scarborough created an awareness campaign aimed at reducing the amount of plastic waste ending up in the ocean and along the coastline.

Students drew a series of artworks with the message “Take 3 for the Sea” to encourage people to pick up three pieces of rubbish as they leave the beach and put them in a bin.

The City of Stirling transformed the artworks into 100 posters that are being placed on bins at the Scarborough foreshore.

Mayor Mark Irwin said he hoped it reminded everyone to do their bit for the environment.

“Seeing how excited the students were to have their artworks on display was great, but it was inspiring to see that they were just as excited to share the clean-up message with the community,” he said.