Orakei Basin Service Project

March 27, 2013 at 9:51 AM

IMG_0924.JPGAs reflected in the Saint Kentigern Mission Statement, there is a strong element of service to others that is expected from our students. All our boys in Years 7 and 8 offer service during the course of the year as they work towards the Saint Kentigern Service Award.

Picking up rubbish may not be everyone’s idea of a great way to be of service, but for 57 Year 8 boys that was how they spent a recent Friday morning. In association with the Auckland Council and the Telecom Foundation, our boys walked to the Orakei Basin where they were handed a pair of gardening gloves for the task at hand. On looking around, there did not seem to be much in the way of rubbish to pick up… but send boys into the bush to forage and you will be amazed at what they will come back with: old prams, pipes, barbed wire, road signs and even a toilet! In total around 2.8 tonnes of rubbish were estimated to have been collected from the Orakei Basin and Hobson Bay areas with our boys being a major contributor in collecting this. It was a wonderful act of service that our boys really enjoyed being part of.

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