Clontarf boys across the country rolled up their sleeves and slipped on gloves for the 2021 Clean Up Australia Day community event in March.
The annual event provides the boys with a chance to learn the importance of maintaining a clean environment while giving back to the local community.
In Alice Springs (NT), more than 60 boys from the Centralian Middle, Centralian Senior and Yirara academies joined Mayor Damien Ryan and Josh Burgoyne MLA at the Todd River to scour the river bed for rubbish. The group took to the task with enthusiasm, managing to fill more than 20 large garbage bags.
“It sent a powerful message to the Alice Springs community about what these young men are capable of,” Yirara Academy Director Dan Toner said.”
It was also a great reminder to the Clontarf boys about how good it feels to do something for someone else.”
Meanwhile on the east coast, 10 boys from Matraville Academy (Sydney, NSW) headed down to the popular Malabar Beach to comb the sand and nearby bushland.
“The boys did a tremendous job by working together as a team and they were rightly proud of the result,” said Operations Officer Jacob Gagai. “It was a fun and productive community day for everyone.”
Well done to the hundreds of boys from around the country who took part in Clean Up Australia activities and thank you to our partners and supporters that joined them.