Students organise clean-up to keep Koondoola Bushland beautiful

Ashdale Secondary College students Yves-Monique Maney (14), Sara Damirshi (13), Olivia Muller (13) and Razaanah Chota (14) behind Ana Vladic (13) and Lauren Italiano (14).  Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d495208
Ashdale Secondary College students Yves-Monique Maney (14), Sara Damirshi (13), Olivia Muller (13) and Razaanah Chota (14) behind Ana Vladic (13) and Lauren Italiano (14). Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d495208

YOUNG sustainability leaders at Ashdale Secondary College have organised a community clean-up of Koondoola Bushland on Sunday.

The Year 8 and 9 students are inviting the community to take part in the August 25 clean-up, supported by the City of Wanneroo, during the national Keep Australia Beautiful Week.

The school chose the reserve, which was home to significant native plant and animal species, for Keep Australia Beautiful’s ‘adopt-a-spot’ program and will hold three to four clean-ups a year to try keep the site litter-free.

Principal Kylie Bottcher said the school and students had been working on projects around sustainability and waste management for some time.

“We have been trying to build the idea of think globally and act locally,” she said.

“Projects such as these, that are driven by our students and supportive staff are a reflection that as a college we are working together with the community to build a positive future.”

Teacher and WA Education Awards finalist Julie Hughes said students had been working hard to prepare for the clean-up and were excited to see it come together.

“It’s been a fantastic initiative by the City of Wanneroo to assist students to authentically develop their leadership skills and make a difference in their community,” she said.

The clean-up will start about 9am and gloves and bags will be provided with a coffee van available after the clean-up.

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