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Fingal Head Public School students and staff with their KAB awards. Photo supplied
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Fingal Head Public School has cleaned up at this year’s Keep Australia Beautiful (KAB) Clean Beach National Awards.

The school won the National Keep Australia Beautiful Young Legends Award, adding to their wins in 2013 and 2011.

They were the state’s overall winner in the NSW KAB Connecting Our Coast Awards, announced at Currumbin Surf Lifesaving Club last Friday.

The win qualifies Fingal Head Public School for the National KAB Clean Beach Awards in a number of categories to this award, including the Young Legends.

Australian Clean Beaches judge Averil Bones said: ‘the school, in conjunction with Fingal Head Coastcare, has an ongoing environmental education, bush regeneration and dune protection program’.

President of Fingal Head Coastcare, Kay Bolton, said the win shows the region is in good hands for future generations.

‘The local kids of all ages have a good knowledge and understanding of their local environment, they love it, protect it, care for it and have developed a real sense of ownership,’ Ms Bolton said.

‘We think the future of the Fingal peninsula is in very good hands and we are very proud of our Young Legends.’

Tweed mayor Barry Longland praised Fingal Head Public School on winning the awards when he attended the Currumbin ceremony.

‘My compliments to Fingal Head Public School and everyone involved with winning this award,’ Cr Longland said.

‘I was delighted how this emphasised the contribution that our young people are making towards beach protection.’

The Overall Australian Clean Beaches win went to Nhulunbuy in the Northern Territory. Just over the border, Rainbow Bay won the national Heritage and Culture Award.

For more information, visit the website www.kab.org.au/clean-beaches


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