Clean Surf Project makes waves in litter awareness campaign

CSP's Candice Harding explains to the crowd how Carly Van De Ruit and Brody Smart are going to sift through through the pool of trash in an attempt to find 'fish'.

CLEAN Surf Project is reaching out to the youth of the area by visiting local schools in an attempt to raise awareness about the litter clogging up the ocean.

The children’s reactions to the intensity of the earth’s pollution is sure to drive them to lend a hand at the next clean-up.

Candice and her son Noah Harding, Denzil van der Westhuizen and Cheryl Retief visited Amanzimtoti Primary School on Friday, 9 February as well as Moyeni Pre-Primary, Umdoni Pre-Primary, Woel Water Pre-Primere Skool and Tecoma Pre-Primary in recent weeks.

Pre-primary school fun:

Friday fun! Thanks Moyeni, Umdoni, Woelwater and Tecoma!

Posted by Clean Surf Project on Sunday, 4 February 2018

 

As a former local educator, Candice Harding spoke to the children about what Clean Surf Project does and the importance of having people who lend a hand and take it upon themselves to rid the beaches of litter.

A presentation saw the pupils educated about the importance of the ocean and the crisis it currently faces due to pollution. Games had the pupils struggling to complete a task while wrapped in a net (as many ocean creatures find themselves) and finding ‘fish’ while digging through a frighteningly large mound of household trash.

 

Watch some of the fun at Amanzimtoti Primary School:

https://www.facebook.com/cleansurfproject/videos/215508512358942/

 

The school-goers were wowwed when they were taught that more oxygen comes from our ocean than from trees. The vision of a life without the beautiful ocean we live beside instilled horror into the youth. The school was taught the importance of using as minimal plastic as possible, as it never completely disappears but rather finds its way back to you in seafood – an information snippet which drew shrieks from those who enjoyed sushi.

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CSP did however, provide the masses with details about the many ways in which they can lengthen the lifespan of the ocean, and save countless lives as well. Reducing, reusing and recycling as well as leaving the beach with more litter than what you arrived with, are key steps to follow to ensure the ‘beautiful blue’ stays that way.

CSP’s Candice Harding watches as Andiswa Ncama and Ethan Deysel try to free themselves after being knotted up in a net, as many ocean creatures find themselves.

 

CSP thanked all schools it has visited thus far, and looks forward to reaching more ears with all the knowledge they have to share.

For more information on Clean Surf Project, follow it on Facebook or contact Denzil on 082-802-3353 or at [email protected]

Clean Surf Project’s Candice Harding, Cheryl Retief, Noah Harding and Denzil van der Westhuizen are visiting local schools.

 

 

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