Students to clean up Kamala Beach

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.

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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:

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