Newington College is committed to supporting Clean Up Australia Day but this year we were impressed and overwhelmed by how many students were keen to give up their Sunday morning for such a good cause. Over 180 students from all year groups met on Sunday 3 March at 8am to begin the clean up of our own school grounds and the surrounding streets of Stanmore. Armed with gloves and garbage bags (non plastic of course!), groups of students were set to work in teams dedicated to collecting either recyclables or landfill.
By late morning students returned with smiling faces, some odd items and full bags of rubbish. In total we had approximately 20 canvas bags of recycling and just as many with landfill; the boys were proud of their contribution to cleaning up our local environment and hopefully they were able to form some new friendships with students from other year groups.
Many thanks to the ever-efficient Jo Dwyer who helped to organise the event, to Mr Mark Scott for his support and assistance on the day, to Mrs Mary Nosworthy who gave up her time to assist with organisation early Sunday morning and finally to Fotis Doulougeris who collected and sorted all the bags of rubbish at the end of the event.
If boys are interested in assisting with other sustainability projects at the college, they need only attend our fortnightly meetings in W19 every Monday lunchtime Week A.
Sustainability Co-ordinator and English Teacher