Students focus on environment

Students at John Gray High School are doing their part to keep the environment clean. A campus cleanup was the lesson of the day on Friday.

Armed with rakes, garbage bags and dust masks, students along with Home School Association volunteers pitched in and scoured campus grounds for rubbish in an effort to give the school a face-lift.

Monitoring the students’ activity was Learning Mentor Richard Wildman. He said most of the students involved in the clean up campaign were a part of the Science and Environment Club.

“The ultimate aim is to raise awareness and eventually create a cleaner environment. At present, students are involved in a positive activity around the school and it helps to raise awareness about keeping the environment clean,” said Mr. Wildman.

Student Davene Watson said she became involved in the club and the project because she loves the island and wants to keep it clean.

Student Jakira Hunter said, “Keeping the island dirty sets a bad example for people who visit. It is important to keep a clean environment.”

More than 60 student are involved in the club, which is fairly new to the school.

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John Gray High School students from the Science and Environment Club clean up campus grounds. – Photo: Jewel Levy