The clean-up social media challenge is gaining traction just like we knew it would and Camps Bay High learners took to the bushes to do their part


Camps Bay, Cape Town – The #trashtag social media challenge has officially hit South Africa! We wrote about the challenge just a few days ago and encouraged South Africans to join in.

Camps Bay High saw the story and jumped into action. The Grade 8 and 9s got involved with the #trashtag challenge this morning, cleaning out the bushes in front of the school with the help of Camps Bay Community Policing, Law Enforcement and organised with the assistance of Ward Councillor for Camps Bay, Nicola Jowell.

The challenge is to find a space of land that is cluttered by litter, take a photo standing in front of the mess and then spend as much time as it takes to clear and clean up the area. Once you have finished, stand in front of the space with all the bags of rubbish you have collected and smile with pride.

The learners took on the task with vigor and pride, working hard until they had collected around 350 bags filled with trash and other items.

These students are a true inspiration to us all! We spoke with the school and asked if they planned to challenge anyone else to do the same and they said they challenge Pinelands High to take up the #trashtag challenge next.

You can see Camps Bay High’s efforts below, we can’t wait to see what Pinelands High does!

Sources: Instagram / GTG Interview
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