Last year my son and I joined some of our neighbours in a nearby park for Clean up Australia Day. Not only did we get to meet some new people but we also had a great explore around our local neighbourhood, picking up a whole lot of rubbish in the process!

Our best find was an out-dated computer printer, dumped in some bushes at the back of one of the local ovals.

My son loved the adventure of it, the sense of achievement and coming back with a massive sack full of rubbish, including a few exciting finds. On top of that we had a great little mother and son, hang out time. He was so keen, he wanted to do it again a couple of weeks later!

Clean up Australia Day – coming to a park, beach or spot near you on Sunday 6 March 2011. For more information.