Members of the southern division of the 4H Club spent part of their Saturday morning cleaning up the Silver Sands Beach.
The small team of students from the St Christopher Primary School and members of the Rices, St Philip community gathered on the popular surfing spot to remove debris and sargassum seaweed that covered the beach.
Coordinator Corlis Weekes-Grazettes told Barbados TODAY that the event was one of two held during the summer to engage families and the children especially.
“A beach clean up is always on the books for the southern zone, we get the children involved in knowing that they can also do something for their community,” she explained.
Weekes-Grazette noted that it was difficult to get those over the age of 15 involved in charity or volunteering without their being some reward following.
“The ones that love it now would be from four-years-old and up to 15, but after that the older ones are like what is in it for me and what am I going to get?
“It is very hard to get persons committed to do volunteer work. You have to have it within you . . . otherwise it is very hard,” she added.