Students get stuck into clean-up message

28 June 2018

Next time you visit Scarborough Beach, make sure to keep a lookout for a series of original artworks on the City’s waste bins.

Students from St John’s Primary School in Scarborough got stuck into an awareness campaign that aims to reduce the amount of plastic waste ending up in our oceans and along our beautiful coastline.

The students created a series of hand-drawn artworks with the message “Take 3 for the Sea” that encourages the public to pick up three pieces of rubbish as they leave the beach and to pop them in a bin.

Keen to help spread the admirable waste clean-up message, the City of Stirling has worked with the school to transform the artworks into A3 sized posters that will be placed on bins around Scarborough Beach.

Mayor, Cr Mark Irwin said a lot of work and creativity had gone into the posters and all of the students had done a fantastic job. 

“It’s a great idea and I hope it reminds everyone visiting the beach that it’s really up to all of us to get involved and do our bit for the environment,” Mayor Irwin said.

“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,” Mayor Irwin said.

The City of Stirling supported the students by covering the cost of converting their colourful posters into 100 bin stickers that will be placed around the beach.   

The school took its cues in creating the awareness campaign from a regional council who had also produced posters to help spread the clean-up message.

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