"RESPECT everything around you."
That is the message shared by the students of Veiuto Primary School in Suva as part of their Go Green campaign initiated by Bank South Pacific.
School assistant headteacher Saininana Hicks said the initiative had boosted students understanding on the important of preserving the environment.
About 240 students as part of their campaign cleaned Queen Elizabeth Drive to Cathedral Secondary School.
She said students created the type of environment they wanted to live in.
"Therefore, they need to learn how to leave in a healthy environment," Mrs Hicks said. "Children play an important role in society and their involvement in this campaign will improve the standard of school and its surroundings."
Mrs Hicks said the initiative by the BSP as part of their social obligations to the community could not have come at a better time.
She said the campaign however, pushed the schools internal program of keeping the environment clean.
This year, BSP again focused on children with an aim of making them environmental advocates within their homes, schools and communities.
Go Green was initiated by BSP in 2010 and is geared to build a culture of love for our environment.
This year, the Go Green invitation was extended to schools to participate in today's School Clean up Day.