Cleanup Diary 31 Oct 2014

Yung Shue Wan Beach with Banyan House Pre-School.

Bringing kids to the beach should not be all about rubbish, but equally, we cannot bring them up to ignore the problem.

When I started cleaning the beach at Yung Shue Wan, I could hear mother’s walking past with their kids telling them it was too dirty or dangerous to go onto. It was a great joy to clean it up so that kids could come to the beach (though I still see the kids being hurried past on their way home to do their homework).

Today, however, the kids from Banyan House pre-school came to learn a little about how creatures eat plastic and how that is no good for them (and no good for us either). I had fashioned a fish out of a big plastic bottle, and the kids were helped to pick up trash that was then used to give “Swish the Fish” his breakfast. All agreed that it was a very poor breakfast for a fish and we really wouldn’t like to have that in our tummies.