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50 kg of Rubbish Collected by Students

As part of the ‘Blue School Day – This Is My Beach,’ celebrations which took place on the 19th of May, the Blue School Programme and the Eco-Schools Project, of the Dona Lucinda Andrade Basic and Secondary School, promoted two cleaning and rubbish collection activities: the first, a small stream by the school, and the second, in Calhau de São Vicente, with thirty students in the 5th grade collecting an estimated total of 50 kg of waste, including cigarette butts, plastic bottles, soda cans, packaging, building materials, styrofoam, paper, and glass.

The initiative aimed to sensitise and create awareness among students of the importance of preserving water resources, water; the need to protect marine biodiversity, based on the values of sustainability; the problem of plastic in the oceans, and the impact that plastic has on marine organisms and ecosystems as well as mankind. Thus, the intention was to seek to equip students with tools to become agents of change to ensure a sustainable future that is in balance with nature, through the change of behaviours, such as the reduction of plastic consumption.

The organisers want to thank the participation and enthusiasm shown by the students as well as thanking the Municipality of São Vicente for the transportation of students and teachers.

Samantha Gannon

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