School profits from rally litter

Last updated 12:24 29/11/2012
Burt Rally
JENNA VAN DER HOORN/Fairfax NZ
Otatara School pupils Corey Wood, 9, and Lucia Robald, 8, were involved in the Burt Munro Challenge cleanup fundraiser.

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Since the Burt Munro Challenge began, Otatara School has been doing their bit to make it a clean event.

As a school fundraiser, families have become involved in an annual cleanup at the motorcycling rally site, making sure the grounds are left pristine.

On Saturday and Sunday morning it was the same again. Pupils and parents were armed with plastic bags and gloves at the Oreti Park Rugby Grounds to recycle cans and clean up rubbish left behind at tent sites and around marquees at the rally site of the seventh annual Munro challenge.

Parent helper Annie Wood said every year the school's parent group decided what they needed to raise money for and set about organising the cleanup.

Venture Southland pays Otatara School to do the cleanup and extra money is raised through the can recyc dhling.

From extra classrooms to electronic equipment for pupils, every bit of money earned is put to good use.

''It's such a good fundraiser,'' said Mrs Wood, who was not sure yet how much money the school had raised from this year's cleanup.

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