Dozens of schoolchildren from St Alipius Parish School swept up all rubbish in their path on a whistle-stop outing to Ballarat Community Garden on Friday.
Classes from the primary school went to the Ballarat East site as part of the nationwide Clean Up Australia Day.
The children also cleared the gutters and the footpath on their way to the garden of any debris, filling rubbish bags as they went.
This generation seems to be more conscious of sustainability - I am noticing a big change, which is awesomeMichael Marshall, teacher
Other classes had gone to different areas around the school to carry out the same work, including at Mckenzie Reserve on the other side of Victoria Street.
"We do a lot about sustainability and looking after the environment," said Allana Kane, a teacher at the school who was leading the children on the tidying-up excursion to the garden.
"It's great connecting what we learn in the classroom with real life."
"This generation seems to be more conscious of sustainability - I am noticing a big change, which is awesome," observed Michael Marshall, a year 3/ 4 teacher at the school.
Events for Clean Up Australia Day are taking place across the country, mostly on Sunday March 1. There are a number of events taking place in the Ballarat area, including clean-ups on the Yarrowee Creek and the Woowookarung Regional Park .
- For full details and to find an event near you, go to www.cleanup.org.au
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