Students across the Bundaberg Region today rolled up their sleeves and put on their gloves to pick up litter for Clean Up Australia Day.
Bargara State School spent the afternoon taking out the trash, with students scouring the school grounds for rubbish to properly dispose of.
Students Rory Cohen and Georgia Campbell said cleaning up was important in keeping the environment healthy.
“Clean Up Australia Day is where all around Australia schools clean up to get all of the litter out so you have a healthy environment and it is good for our earth,” Georgia said.
“Clean Up Australia Day is important for the environment and to keep our community clean and it helps the wildlife not to suffer,” Rory added.
Elliott Dawson said as a Reef Guardian School, the event meant something extra specials to students.
“Clean Up Australia Day is important because, as a Reef Guardian School, we protect the environment,” he said.
“Rubbish can get into our oceans like at Mon Repos Beach and it could hurt our turtles.”
Kiyaash Dayah added for those wanting to help keep the earth clean, there were a few to remember.
“Always wash your hands and no matter what, always try to pick up rubbish that you find,” he said.
While School's Clean Up was held today, the rest of the community will get the opportunity to take part in the annual event this Sunday around the region.
Bundaberg Regional Council supports the event by providing skip bins to community groups that organise collections and through the free disposal of all waste collected.
“Clean Up Australia Day is a fantastic initiative and we are very happy to throw our support behind keeping our region clean and beautiful,” Council's Manager of Waste and Health Gavin Crawford said.
“If you are not registered for a local event, this is still a great opportunity to clean up around your neighbourhood, in your backyard or at beaches and parks in the region.”
To find a list of Bundaberg Region events click here.