Every pupil in the Junior School took to the beaches of St Andrews for the Great British Beach Clean on Friday, 14 September. As a school our children often make use of either East Sands or West Sands for learning and sport, and we are truly blessed to have such wonderful resources on our doorstep.
In an effort to contribute to the health of the beaches and to the community of St Andrews the boys and girls set off to clean the shorelines.
Years 1-4 cleaned the East Sands and conducted a survey of what plastics were found. Years 5-6 walked to the West Sands, where they were met by rangers from Fife Coast and Countryside. There they learned about our local beach ecosystems and how pollution effects it. They also conducted a survey of man-made flotsam on the beach.
The data from both beach surveys will be used to further our learning in class and will in turn be passed onto the Marine Conservation Society so that they can continue to track the health of our beaches.
The St Leonards Beach Clean day was a wonderful combination of taking our learning outside the classroom and making a meaningful difference to our community.