Pupils clean up on national day
Monday, 4th March, 2013
By Gayle Ball
Students at Willyama High School were encouraged to display pride in their school by taking part in Clean Up Australia Day Friday.
The Student Representative Council (SRC) organised the event which involved students from years 7 to 12 leaving their period four class 15 minutes early and picking up rubbish in and around the school grounds.
SRC President, Ellysia Oldsen, said the SRC provided gloves and rubbish bags supplied by Clean Up Australia and City Council.
While the school had invited people to be involved in the project for a number of years, Ellysia said the SRC decided to get the entire school on board this time.
"We're all really proud of our school, especially the SRC, and we all think it's really important to keep it clean and tidy," the year 12 student said.
SRC Coordinator, Megan Harris, said while the school was already neat and tidy, it was a good opportunity to promote school pride, target problem areas and get the immediate surrounds looking good as well.
"We haven't had anyone say they didn't want to get involved."
Miss Harris said the SRC had worked hard on the project.
"It's an initiative they're very proud of."