05 Sep 2017

Tuesday, 05 September 2017

The whole of the School House student body spent the morning at the local Tamaki River on Sunday 27 August, clearing rubbish and debris as part of the King’s College Community Service programme. 

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School House chose for the second time to work with Sea Cleaners, a non-profit community group that coordinates initiatives around wider Auckland to clean up our beaches and ocean.

Sacristan of School House John Commissaris (Year 13, School) said the clean-up was a big success, with the students and their parents filling countless rubbish bags.   

“The amount of rubbish was extraordinary and to see so much still there was both shocking and disappointing,” says John. “Despite the cold and mud, the boys got stuck in and made a huge difference to that area.”

Sea Cleaners continually seeks help with their clean-ups around Auckland and were thrilled to see the students taking ownership of the local waterways. The group posted on their Facebook page saying, “the Tamaki River is just a little bit better today thanks to the King’s College student-initiative.”

John, on behalf of School House, would like to thank Sea Cleaners for their commitment to our seas. “They work five tirelessly to clean-up not only the Waitemata region but also the Manukau Harbours,” says John.

If you are interested in volunteering with Sea Cleaners head to seacleaners.com.

 

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