Adopt-a-Spot

Year 7 Ray Owen Reserve Clean Up

This year’s annual Adopt-a-Spot clean up, saw an enthusiastic group of Year 7s, siblings, parents and teachers assemble at Ray Owen Reserve last Saturday. The morning provided an opportunity for the boys to give back to their community, an integral part of their Christian Service Learning at the College.

 

After a welcome and group allocation, Mr Ralph Bradstreet spoke to the ‘troops’ about safety issues.  Each group, under the guidance of their teachers, headed off armed with walkie-talkies and other equipment needed for the clean-up. An activity of this kind demonstrates the wonderful values displayed by Mazenod students in coming together for a worthy cause. It was also a chance to connect with each other outside of the school setting.

 

My sincere thanks to the generous parent and teacher assistance that enabled the clean up to go ahead.

 

Some final words from the boys themselves:

"It was very rewarding, really fun to get out with the others and clean up our community.”

-James Geddes

 

“I was surprised with the amount of rubbish we found, especially glass…. it was fun and we are saving our environment.”

Sam Jeffries

 

"It was productive and gave us an understanding of how much litter there is and why we need keep our environment clean.”  - Zac Swan

 

Teresa Bulich

Head of Year 7