The kids clean up

Youngsters and teachers from Hautapu School pictured with their catch of the day this week in Cambridge.

The country school came to town to walk around Lake Te Koo Utu Domain as part of their water conservation and sustainability studies.

While there they talked to Waipā District staff about ways to improve the lake’s water quality and then collected several bags full of rubbish to maintain an environment all can be proud of.

Students are learning the importance of caring for their local environment to sustain its use for future generations.

Service is one of the four key learning areas of Hautapu School and the experience was a great way to showcase this.

It was a gesture worth celebrating – but also one which highlighted the battle faced to keep one of Cambridge’s gems in pristine condition.

Hautapu School at Lake Te Koo Utu, 1 June 2021. © Good Local Media

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