Monday, 20 May 2013

Cross country & a clean up in the neighbourhood

On Friday the middles and seniors went to Wurundjeri Walk to practise cross country.
It was a very fun, but tiring day. Everyone had to do four laps of the park. Lots of parents were there and they kept cheering us on which helped us to keep running. Everyone did really well and tried their hardest. Ten girls and boys from each year level make it into the squad, but there are only 9 grade 4 boys.

On the way back to school, Will C made a comment about picking up rubbish, as this is a focus of our Inquiry this term. Our teacher found a bag with empty takeaway containers and then our audit 'snowballed' from there. We found a lot of rubbish on the way, which we put in the plastic bag and we also found a lot of stuff that is not good for the environment. We walked through another park on the way back and we found an old possum tail that sort of looked like a hairy poo! There were lots of full things, like barely eaten sandwiches and lots of bottles, which we know take 10,000 years to break down, but can be recycled.
Below is a photo of all the rubbish we collected. Some things we recycled at school and the rest we threw in the rubbish bin.


  1. Dear Middles,
    It is great to see you taking action and helping our local environment! If you want to become involved at Wurundjeri Walk they have a volunteer group that meets about once a month on a Sunday for two hours and children are welcome to attend. Jasmine would be happy to tell you about some of the activities that she has been involved in as part of this group. If you want to clean up your local area, test the water quality, establish indigenous plants and monitor local bird life..this could be the group for you. Visit this link to check the next time the group meets..

  2. Kim O'Connell21 May 2013 at 13:59

    What a wonderful, positive initiative the Middles undertook in the cleaning up of the neighbourhood on their way back from cross country training.

    When Riley, Lachlan and myself visit the beaches on the Peninsula we also collect rubbish to dispose of properly. It is amazing how much 'stuff' people leave behind.

    It's such a shame that people don't take more responsibility and think and take action like us isn't it?

  3. dear middles,
    I loved the Idea that we tidy up the neighbourhood
    from kitty

  4. Well done Middles, I often think I should take a bag when I go for a walk or run in my neighbourhood, as I often see rubbish along the way. On rubbish collection days, I always put the rubbish in a nearby bin. If everyone did a little bit, maybe more people would take pride in their streets. Keep it up. I think I will now put a plastic bag in my pocket before I go out!!
    Mrs Bellesini :)


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