Schools help to keep beach beautiful

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Communities across the nation came together to do their bit for the environment earlier this month as part of Clean Up Australia Day— and Broome was no exception.

More than 100 members of the town’s school community united at Cable Beach on Sunday, March 4 to clean a 2km stretch of one of the most famous spots in the North West.

Representatives from Cable Beach, Roebuck and Broome North primary schools and St Mary’s College disposed of 28kg of rubbish on the day, including plastic and glass bottles, fishing lines, wrappers, cigarette butts, clothing and scraps.

It was the second time schools had come together for the giant clean-up, with triple the number of volunteers getting their hands dirty this time around.

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Organiser Michael Crawford, who teaches at Cable Beach Primary School, said the activity was a success in teaching parti-cipants actions had consequences.

“It is so important that our children recognise human impact on the environment,” he said.

“The beach clean-up inspires those who take part to stop with single-use plastic and reiterates how important it is to always clean up after ourselves.

“Everyone involved did a fantastic job making that stretch of special beach much cleaner.”

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