Junior council coup for schools clean-up

The council passed the plan at Wednesday’s meeting and it will soon be rolled out in schools with the help of the city’s environment teams.

In March, the junior council identified that there were few programs allowing students to take ownership of school environments.

The Green Week would provide opportunity for students to learn about local litter laws.

Kwinana’s community development officer and junior council co-ordinator Russell Ingram told the Courier the junior council members were excited to see their hard work take shape.

‘After the recommendation was passed on Wednesday night the kids were stoked and energised,’ he said.

‘The junior council wants to make a difference and once the schools are involved, it will be great for the whole community.

‘The vision is for all students in Kwinana to take |ownership of their school areas and we believe this initiative will be great for the city.’

During Green Week, students will clean up the litter in their own schools and possibly nearby community parks.

The program will be funded through a LyriK Project Grant.