A group of Grade 6 and up students, one of several groups from Campbell River Christian School that took part in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup last Friday, celebrates a truck full of garbage and a clean shoreline.

Campbell River students do a good deed; unite owner with its wallet

Campbell River Christian School students removed 425 tonnes of garbage from beaches

Campbell River Christian School students removed 425 pounds of garbage from local beaches recently.

The school was participating in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup last Friday, where three large groups split up along Campbell River’s beaches from Hidden Harbour south.

The school’s kindergarten and Grade 1 classes also took part by participating in their own clean up closer to the school, where they removed approximately 50 pounds of garbage.

In addition to the trash and refuse collected, the students found a wallet sitting on the beach, which was full of ID and other cards. The students were able to return the wallet to its rightful owner over the long weekend.

Campbell River Christian School has taken part in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup since its inception in 2003. The initiative is a joint event led by the Vancouver Aquarium and the World Wildlife Fund.