When Abi Kurtze’s environmental studies class went on a bushwalk into the reserve behind their school it “wasn’t the best sight.”
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The Little Bendigo Primary School students saw a couch, washing machine, a mattress – and lots of litter.
“It wasn’t the best sight at all,” Abi, 9, said.
“I just think ‘why would they be so careless?’ because they’re just dumping their rubbish out because they know they can’t sell it.”
Tatum Millson, 9, thinks littering is lazy.
“Some people are just too lazy to take it somewhere where it actually belongs.”
Environmental studies teacher Nic Brown hopes monthly clean ups at the reserve will teach the kids an important environmental lesson.
The class is learning about “minimal impact” and how to care for the bush.
“They’ve got to learn the difference between something that’s living and something that’s not living,” he said.
“It’s not a good thing but it is a great learning opportunity to show them that we can do our part.”
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