Tue, March 9, 2021

For the fifth consecutive year, Sheldon College families participated in Australia’s largest Environmental Community event - Clean Up Australia Day.

In excess of 60 students gathered with staff, family and friends at G.J. Walter Park, Cleveland on Sunday, 7 March and donned their gloves to clean up this area of our bay. Students ‘stepped up to clean up’ working tirelessly and in good humour to clean up one of Redlands City’s showcase parks and foreshores. 

No litter was left uncollected as the Sheldon College team swept the areas for all manner of refuse. With the park now flawless and countless bags of rubbish saved from our waterways, the students enjoyed a well-deserved sausage sizzle prepared by our staff. 

Not content to let their contribution to the community end there however, following the Clean Up Australia Day event, 20 of our Year 11 students joined the 30th RACQ International Women’s Day Fun Run. Through a dedicated commitment to fundraising, these students were able to raise an incredible $8000 to contribute to the practical support services and life-saving breast cancer research conducted by the Mater Hospital. These “Sheldon Warriors”dressed in the bright pink synonymous with International Women’s Day to walk or run 5km through Cleveland, creating a sea of pink across Queensland in the fight against breast cancer. 

Our thanks and appreciation are extended to Mr Barling and Mr Gammie for organising these events. It was wonderful to see so many members of the Sheldon College community working together for such worthy causes. 

We value the importance of our students giving back to their local community through projects such as these. The skills, experience and sense of fulfillment that they develop from contributing to these events will benefit them long after the event concludes.