C.C. Loughlin students clean up their school grounds

Cory Hurley cory.hurley@tc.tc
Published on June 18, 2014
Jesse Nash and Chloe Park both students at C.C. Loughlin Elementary roam the grounds looking for trash to pick up during the school's cleanup on Tuesday, June 17, 2014.

Jesse Nash and Chloe Park have the utmost respect for their school and their environment.

Tuesday, they came out to C.C. Loughlin Elementary to get their hands dirty, cleaning up the premises.

“I come in every morning and I see the weeds, they don’t look very pretty,” Park said. “I came here to pick them up and get all the garbage off the school (property).”

The Grade 3 student said a clean school and its grounds is a lot nicer to come to as a student. Cleaning up is a job that children can do too.

“Everybody needs to do it,” she said. “We need help to do it. It’s not just grown ups that need to do it, kids make messes too.”

Today’s youth have been taught to be green friendly and to protect the environment, but the message does not reach everybody the same way.

“They are littering on the schoolyard, so they are polluting the Earth,” Nash said.

He thinks there will always be a need for cleanup days such as Tuesday.

“It’s bad,” he said.

With kids like Park and Nash, the message continues to get out, and there will always be somebody willing to step up when people still disregard it.