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BeachPatrol schools program

Educating our students today will lead to a better tomorrow

Our schools program

Supporting environmental education in schools

BeachPatrol regularly visits primary and secondary schools. We host educational sessions focussing on plastic litter and its impact on the environment and marine life

We can also take students out on a beach or street litter survey experience. During these exercises the students work in small groups along the beach or street to record the litter count and type using BeachPatrol survey sheets.

At the end of the survey the sheets are collated and the students spend time categorising and documenting the litter picked up in that session. This provides a great opportunity for raising awareness and helps inform how to cut back on common problem waste items. 

Download our schools engagement brochure here.


Recent School Activities

Activity Date School Name School Grade No Students Event Desc Image
06 Jun 2023 Northcote High School Duke of Edinburgh Year 9 17

17 students came out today for a beach clean at St Kilda.   It was low tide and there had not been much rain in the past week which meant not much plastic rubbish washing around.  However, still a great effort with total weight over 6 Litter Stopper entries was 8 kg, and 270 categorised items plus non-plastic rubbish from this beach that had been freshly cleaned by council machines. 

30 May 2023 SACRE COEUR College Year 9 16

In 30 mins, these students cleaned along the Gardiners Creek banks, under the Solway Bridge, and collected 

400 large pieces polystyrene, 400 small pieces of polystyrene (estimate only), 60 pieces of foam

50 pieces of plastic (shredded bags/wrappers)

40 plastic bottles, 18 cans (many too dirty to recycle), 1 glass bottle

36 golf balls, 15 balls (tennis/ping pong)

10 plastic soy sushi fish

9 lids (coffee cups/drink bottle lids)

5 nerf gun bullets

2 spoon. 2 plates

2 masks

2 spray can

2 plastic straws

2 plastic take-away sauce packs

1 frisbee

1 tetra pack

1 coat hanger

1 number plate

Many hands make light work.

Thank you to 3145 Love Our Street and Love Our Street 3146 Glen Iris for co-ordinating and helping out on the day.

14 Mar 2023 SACRE COEUR College grade 9 16

After only 30 minutes along Saxby Road, Gardiners Creek, 16 students had collected 5kgs of rubbish, counting 370 pieces of litter.  This is the first of 4 cleans that will be conducted by the students this year.  Great to see these students caring for our environment. 

07 Mar 2023 Salesian College Year 10 14

13 students, cleaned in St Kilda, 3 glass, 4 plastic, 3 cans, Hard bits (small & large) = 102, Soft bits (small & Large )= 203


03 Mar 2023 Port Melbourne Primary 5,6,7 53

A total of 53 students from 4th, 5th & 6th grades for 30 minute clean at New Beach.  When asked the question Why would we want to pick up rubbish – their reply 'to keep the animals safe'!!

23 Feb 2023 Newman College 1st year University 22

A partial audit was conducted on what was collected: 36 glass bottles, 53 plastic bottles, 45 cans, 12 PPE/ masks, 42 straws, 86 bottle lids, 29 coffee cups/lids, 28 other cups/lids and over 1000  cigarette butts!

23 Nov 2022 Camberwell High School Year 9 20

Approx 20 students performed a litter pick up along Gardiners creek.   They collected 17 bags of rubbish plus  120 plastic bottles

16 Nov 2022 Camberwell High School Year 9 20

20 students from Camberwell High School were involved in a clean along Gardiners creek with 3145 Love Our Street group.   They collected 26 kgs of rubbish

17 Aug 2022 Glen Iris Sacre Coeur High School Year 9 16

16 Students were on this clean on Gardiners Creek.  They removed 988 pieces of mostly plastic litter,  including 49 bottles and cans and 15 PPE items.

10 Aug 2022 Glen Iris Sacre Coeur High School Year 9 17

17 students went again on Gardiners creek to clean up rubbish.   They removed 23 kilos, 918 itrems inc 27 glass bottles, 32 plastic bottles and 18 cans.