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Scotch College

Scotch College PerthScotch College is a private boys' school from K to Year 12 in the Perth suburb of Swanbourne. It was established in 1897 with a tradition of individuality, excellence and community. The school runs simultaneous International Baccalaureate programs throughout its three campuses. The Early Years Program is delivered to around 200 boys in the Junior School, The Middle Years Program informs and enlightens around 500 boys in the Middle school, while around 800 boys in the Senior School complete the Middle Year Program with some choosing the IB Diploma. We aim to develop young men with strength of character, self-understanding, a passion for sustained learning and spiritual inquiry who will become active members of the global community.

Scotch College Students at Floreat Beach

Scotch with bagsOn the 10th of November two year 4 classes from Scotch College Junior School traveled to Floreat Beach in Perth’s northern suburbs to take part in a beach clean-up as part of their Marine Pollution unit.

They were accompanied by 5 teaching staff and a parent helper and spent an hour and half combing the beach for Tangaroa Blue.

The boys were amazed at the wealth of items they found washed up on a beach that, to all intents and purposes, looked pretty clean. By the time we were done 6 sacks from Tangaroa Blue had been loaded with rubbish, which was brought back to school and sorted, weighed and reclaimed.

Of the 39 kilos of rubbish, the recyclables were dropped into the recycling bins beside the canteen and waste into the rubbish bin, while the reclaimed items were used in sea turtle sculptures, highlighting the issues faced by today’s marine life.

The boys were very proud of their contribution to improving the environment for today’s sea creatures.