For three days last week, Lilydale Heights College students helped with weeding and picking up rubbish in some of Lilydale’s local areas, like Melba Park, The Gateway and Ringwood Lake.
Our goal for the week was to improve the state of the environment in and around Lilydale. While cleaning, we found a variety of items, such as: plastic, glass, old sporting equipment and clothing. It is unfortunate that one year since our last cleanup week, there was enough rubbish to fill 8 ½ large garbage bags. By doing this COW program students have learnt how to care for their environment, develop social relationships with each other, and have realized that there is a lot more rubbish out there if you look for it.
They also helped the community by cleaning up their parks, so that they have a nice leisure area. We would like to thank the students who participated and the teachers who got involved in helping clean up Lilydale and the Ringwood lake.