The Lower Primary classes took part in a Beachcombing excursion at Rockingham Foreshore on Tuesday. It started with a discussion about the animal, plant and human waste that can be found at beaches. The presenters spoke to the children about the negative impact that human waste, such as plastic, has on the ocean ecosystem. The children then got into pairs and went down to the sand armed with a bucket and a pair of tongs. They looked for animal, plant and human waste which they collected in their buckets. At the end they sorted the waste into the three categories. Some of the human waste found included a snorkel, rubber from swimming goggles, rope and plastic wrappers. It was an eye-opening experience which left all the children wondering how they can help take care of the environment.