Beaudesert children take stand against rubbish

KID POWER: Cr Michael Enright was impressed with the children's commitment to keeping Spring Creek beautiful. Photo: Larraine Sathicq
KID POWER: Cr Michael Enright was impressed with the children's commitment to keeping Spring Creek beautiful. Photo: Larraine Sathicq

TWO Beaudesert primary students are on a mission to rid Spring Creek of litter and raise awareness of conservation issues.

Nine-year-old friends Jade Launder and Addy Schroeders enlisted the help of their younger siblings and, without need of three committee meetings and a sausage sizzle, they managed to do something great for the community by simply taking action.

Jade, who goes to St Mary’s Primary School said the idea just came to them when they were playing in Jubilee Park.

“We go to the park every Friday, so we thought we would start cleaning up,” she said.

Gleneagle State School student Addy Schroeders said they had been picking up rubbish for about six weeks.

“We want people to stop throwing rubbish in the creek,” she said.

“We are doing this because we want to prove that kids can make a difference.”

The children made a poster and sent it to Scenic Rim Regional Council, addressed to Cr Michael Enright and asking if it could possibly be displayed in Jubilee Park.

Cr Enright said they could not display the original poster in the park but council did install a sign to deliver the children’s message.

“I thought the poster that Jade and Addy made was really wonderful,” he said.

They are setting a great example for others to look after the environment and keep our creek clean.”