Students don gloves for a cause
BLAKE Arthur was one of a number of students who got their hands dirty as part of Clean Up Australia Day for schools yesterday.
'It's important to keep things clean otherwise it'd be a mess everywhere ? we've got to set an example and make sure the environment is being looked after,' the Chanel College student said.
Year 10 student Ryan Hiley said he had collected two bags full of rubbish from around the outskirts of the school grounds.
'There's a bit of rubbish around the place, so it's good to have a day like this where everyone goes around and picks it all up,' he said.
Claire Di Corleto said once the grounds had been cleared of rubbish the school looked better and it was important to keep the area tidy.
Chanel College year 10 pathways co-ordinator Wendy Marsh said the students had done an excellent job.
While several Gladstone and district schools took part in the clean-up efforts yesterday, tomorrow it is everyone else's turn to clean up the region.
A number of groups will meet at various areas around Gladstone in the effort to clean beaches, creeks, parks, and roadsides as part of the National Clean Up Australia Day campaign.
Meeting sites for clean-up:
Boyne Island Meet at Bray Park, Wyndham Avenue, to clean up the creek area from 9am to midday.
Southern Curtis Island Meet at Southern Curtis Island Capricorn Lodge to clean up the coastal area from 9.30am to midday.
Auckland Creek banks and mangroves Meet at Dolphin Sea Scout Landship on the corner of Morgan and Tranberg streets to clean up the creek area from 8am to midday.
Auckland Creek Park Meet at the park from 10am to midday.
Auckland Point Lookout (Abseiling) Meet at the lookout at Bishops Parade to clean up the bushland area from 8am to midday.
Gladstone City Meet at Gladstone City Council Civic Centre, 101 Goondoon Street, Gladstone from 8am to midday
Volunteers are also reminded to take gloves, a hat, sturdy shoes, sunscreen and a bottle of water.