Ballyloughane Beach Clean Up

Today we had a joint project day with marine biology students from Atlantic Technological University.

We used our walk to the beach as an opportunity to look out for different kinds of houses along the way.

We also we used our maths eyes to spot interesting 2D and 3D shapes.

We saw a gorgeous wild flower meadow too, and we were able to spot flowers in all of the rainbow colours (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet). We also saw flowers in non rainbow colours of white, pink and brown.

Agnes, Siadhb and Karina were waiting for us on Ballyloughane beach when we arrived.  At the beach we were given litter pickers, gloves and plastic bags.  We separated into pairs and we went in hunt of litter (especially plastic items which get eaten by poor birds and sea animals).  We found lots and lots of litter, some of it very surprising….bottles, a sweet tin, coffee cups, yoghurt pots, fishermen’s rope, a lobster pot, glass and cigarette buts.  We carefully put it all into bags and these will be collected by the City Council and dumped. We hope that some of our litter might even be recycled.

We had a wonderful day on the beach, and we feel like we have done a little to make the world a better place.  We will also try from now on to be more responsible for our own litter and to keep our environment clean.