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Unexpected visitors at Bodalla Public School’s Clean-up Australia Day

Last Friday March 2nd, Bodalla Public School travelled down to Potato Point beach for Clean-up Australia Day. In class, the children have been discussing how rubbish and littering affect our environment and local wildlife and Clean-up Australia Day was an opportunity to practice what we had learnt. During our clean-up, students also had a first-hand experience with our local wildlife when they ran into a father emu and his 3 juvenile chicks half-way down Potato Point beach! The emus seemed quite curious while the children sat quietly and watched. After a further rubbishcollection, the students participated in sandcastle building and a picnic lunch. They were quite interested to find that most of the rubbish found consisted of ropes and fishing line and discussed how important it was to take all our belongings and rubbish with us when we leave the beach. A great day out, with lots of learning and fun.

Above: Bodalla Public School begin their rubbish collection as part of Clean-Up Australia Day on Friday, March 2nd.

Above: Brock, Josh and Jye enjoy the sunshine after their hard work in Bodalla Public School's Clean-up Australia Day event.

Above: Curious father emu and chicks

Above: Father emu and chicks were curious about the students from Bodalla Public School

Above: Skyla, Tahlia and Bianca create a sand masterpiece after participating in Clean-Up Australia Day.

Above: Sophie creates a turtle in the sand after discussing how plastic bags affect our ocean wildlife.

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