Riverdale students cleaning up our coastlines
STUDENTS from Riverdale School helped clean up Waikanae Beach as part of the school's “Give Back to the Community Day”.
About 80 students walked along Waikanae Beach and Oneroa Walkway with black rubbish bags and picked up any pieces of rubbish they could find.
The students were split into two groups.
One group went from the Waikanae Surf Life Saving Club to Roberts Road and came back along the beach, while the other went from the Surf Club along the grassy areas to The Cut and then back along the beach.
Between the two groups they collected five bags of rubbish.
“The children were shocked at the amount of rubbish they found,” Riverdale teacher Kristen Simmons said.
“They gained a new understanding of how to dispose of their rubbish more carefully.”