Pre-schoolers clean up their favourite park

Pre-school children of the School of Angels, Toorak, gloved and armed with garbage bags up to pick up rubbish in a Clean-Up_A_Thon at their favourite playground at My Suva Park on Saturday, June 16, 2018. Picture: SUPPLIED

THE little ones of the School of Angels in Toorak, Suva, got all their hands dirty yesterday to clean up their favourite park, at the same time earning some money to acquire some school equipment.

The kid’s clean-up at the My Suva Picnic Park along the popular foreshore at Muanikau hauled in some 900kg of notable ones being white and everyday household goods – like a television screen, an old refrigerator, a child-sized pedal car, and the more commonly-used platics bags, plastic bottles and cans.

The children and their parents gathered a huge pile of rubbish, including a toy plastic pedal car and refrigerator as their contribution to keeping the environment clean and green. Picture: SUPPLIED

Sponsoring family members and friends paid for the rubbish with contributions to the school PTFA.

PTFA representative Loren Eastgate said the Clean-Up-A-Thon was not only the annual fundraiser for the pre-school, but importantly it helped the children learn valuable lessons in community caring for the environment to keep it clean and green.

“My Suva Park is their favourite place, they love coming here for school events including Easter egg hunts, Mother’s Day celebrations and end of term picnics,” Ms Eastgate said.

“They really regard it as their park and make good use of the children’s playground equipment, picnic places and have great adventures along the walkways and in the mangroves.

“They show their appreciation with this annual effort to help take care of it.”

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