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Children To Clean Up Beaches

Hundreds of Christchurch primary and intermediate school children will be cleaning local beaches on Tuesday 28 November and leaving environmental messages in the sand as they go.

This will part of the annual Gigantic Beach Clean Up Day and will be held on beaches from Taylors Mistake in the south to Spencer Park in the north. Eight schools will take part and if the weather is bad the Clean Up Day will be held on Wednesday 29 November. The Clean Up, organised by the Keep Christchurch Beautiful campaign, has been held since 1991 and last year was the first year the children left messages in the sand. Teachers will encourage pupils to think about the environment matters, which concern them, such as clean air, water quality, waste, pollution and endangered species. Once the Clean Up has taken place the pupils will leave their messages.

Photo opportunities: Central New Brighton (Junior) School: 9-10.30am, Rawhiti Domain; Central New Brighton (senior) School: 11am-12.30pm, along river from the New Brighton Road bridge to Wainoni Road bridge; Central New Brighton (Middle) School: 11am-12.30pm, Pier to Rodney Street; Freeville School: 11-12am, Bowhill Community Centre to the Pier; Linwood Intermediate: 9-12am, Spencer Park; North New Brighton: 9.30am-12.30pm, Bowhill Road to Beach Road; South New Brighton School: 9am-12.30pm, Beatty Street to Caspian Street; Sumner School: 11am-12.30pm, Cave Rock to Shag Rock; Van Asch College: 11am-12.30pm, Cave Rock to the Clock Tower; and Woolston: 11.30am-2.15pm, Taylors Mistake.

Further information: Ingrid Le Fevre, Keep Christchurch Beautiful co-ordinator: 371 1832.

Christchurch City Council http://www.ccc.govt.nz


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