Sea Week Beach Cleanup goes off

The rescheduled Beach Cleanup event for Sea Week got a great day this time round! Kids from Sumner and Star of the Sea Schools raced around Sumner Beach enjoying an educational treasure hunt. They learnt that dolphins eat plastic bags thinking they are jellyfish, Albatross feed plastic to their chicks thinking it’s food, sand hoppers clean our beach and spinifex drifts across the beach to find a new home…  Jason Roberts from Christchurch City Council gave the kids an insight into how stoat traps work and how loud they are when they go off!  After a sausage sizzle the kids worked hard to tidy the beach of rubbish. All round it was a great afternoon at the beach.A special thank you to Mia Wright and Amelia Sykes for their help with ideas and information for the treasure hunt. Photos by Colette Doughty  Image

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