Rosehearty Wildlife Explorers undertake beach clean

Dragging an enormous length of rope out of the sand required team work!
Dragging an enormous length of rope out of the sand required team work!

Members of Rosehearty School Wildlife Explorers group recently undertook a beach clean at Rosehearty as part of their RSPB Wildlife Exploreres Silver Award.

The group who meet weekly after school have to carry out a range environmental activities to achieve their Silver award.

The girls collected several bags of rubbish

The girls collected several bags of rubbish

Retired head teacher and Group Leader, Janet M McLeman, told the Herald: “ The girls worked hard to clear our beautiful beach of several sacks of unsightly rubbish which could have been dangerous to bathers and wildlife.”

Members of the Wildlife Explorers Group learn about local wild life from wildflowers to mini beasts and birds, and raise awareness in others of the need to support wildlife and care for the environment, contributing towards an Eco School.

During the beach clean, the girls collected several sacks of rubbish including old fishing nets and ropes, plastic bags and bottles and cans. The plastic waste and nylon rope is especially dangerous to birds and animals which can get tangled up or choke if they mistake the rubbish for food. Most of the rubbish was able to be recycled at the recycling point in Rosehearty, making the beach look more attractive and a safer place for people and animals.

Recycling the cans at Rosehearty Recycling point.

Recycling the cans at Rosehearty Recycling point.