On the 9th of September 2014 sixteen students from the English Language Academy and eleven from South Auckland School James Cook High, met for the first time at the downtown ferry terminal and made their way across to Rangitoto Island.
For many students from both schools, this was their first trip over to the Island. Once there, students were mixed into groups and spread out to chat about the very different parts of the world they live in, and to help look after the stunning Hauraki Gulf by getting stuck in and removing rubbish from the coastline.
In just an hour and a half, the group managed to collect an impressive 420 liters of rubbish from the rugged coastline, or over 100 individual pieces per person!
To reward themselves for a job well done the group made it to the top of the summit to enjoy views of the Gulf and Auckland City, and to top the experience off, a pod of dolphins swam in and breached the surface right beside the wharf as the ferry approached.
Thanks team, good job!