Connect with us


Students to clean up Kamala Beach



Students to clean up Kamala Beach | Thaiger

KOH KAEW: After reading the recent Gazette article [August 20] about the sorry state of Kamala since the tsunami, students from The British Curriculum International School (BCIS) decided to do something about it.

On Saturday, September 17, at 10 am, some 400 students will converge on Kamala Beach to clean it up as the focus of their sixth annual Clean Up the World Day effort, organized by the BCIS Creativity Action and Service group (CAS).

“Usually, we tackle a number of beaches,” CAS Coordinator and art teacher Claire Lester explained. “This time, the students read the newspaper article and followed up by paying a visit to Kamala. We saw that the beach needs a lot of work.”

She said that the students hope to make the Kamala Beach cleanup their best to date. “They would like it to be a real community event involving as many students, teachers, local residents and visitors as possible,” she added.

The BCIS team invites volunteers to muster at three designated meeting points: next to Wat Kamala; in the beach parking lot; and at the Kamala Beach Hotel & Resort.

As well as the necessary gloves and garbage bags, refreshments will be provided. The cleanup is expected to finish at around noon.

The British Embassy in Bangkok will be sending volunteers to the event and dive crews will also be there, clearing away garbage and debris underwater.

The annual Clean Up the World Day was launched in 1993 following the success of Clean Up Australia Day, initiated by Ian Kiernan in 1990. This year, around 40 million people in 120 countries around the globe are expected to take part.

For further information, contact Ms Lester at Tel: 076-238711 or by email to:


Get more from The Thaiger

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Thailand11 mins ago

Driver furious with Bangkok shopping mall after foreigner accidently causes damage to her car

Politics11 mins ago

Iran promises Thailand it won’t attack Israeli tourists

Crime46 mins ago

Korean woman arrested for 5 million baht theft, 6-year overstay

Sponsored1 day ago

Challenges of starting a business in Thailand as a foreigner

Tourism1 hour ago

Japan is the No.1 tourist destination among Thais

Cambodia1 hour ago

10,000 Angkor Wat residents facing mass eviction

Thailand2 hours ago

Parents seek justice after 4 year old child dies after mysterious fall at school

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Bangkok2 hours ago

Popcorn promotion: people capitalise on all you can eat

Crime2 hours ago

Violent criminals in Thailand to be tagged for 10 years after release to protect women

Chiang Mai3 hours ago

Chiang Mai farmers ordered not to move pigs to prevent African Swine Fever spread

Thailand4 hours ago

Truck overturns carrying 2,560 crates of beer in central Thailand

Tourism4 hours ago

Bangkok’s most famous gruesome museum

Thailand4 hours ago

Driver surrenders to police after hit-and-run in Pattaya

Tourism5 hours ago

Thai immigration reports over 900,000 tourists in Phuket since May

Coronavirus World5 hours ago

UK summons Chinese ambassador after BBC journalist arrested covering Covid protests

Thailand5 hours ago

Qatar officials insist camel beauty contestants are cosmetic surgery free

Thailand1 year ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism2 years ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11