Re: Peers tend to mess left behind, May 27.
If the principal of Earl Marriott Secondary thinks the vandalism at Harrison Hot Springs Beach is an unusual and untypical occurrence, she has another think coming.
We who live in and around Alderwood Park watch every day with dismay the utter disregard the students of that school have for the environment. The park is adjacent to Earl Marriott, and a small gate opening leads from the school to the Mac’s Store on 160 Street.
Every lunch time and after school, there is a trail of discarded cartons, bottles and paper wrappings along 160th leading into the park.
Receptacles for that sort of trash are mostly empty.
The students whose parents are actually making them lunches are also not much inclined to walk over to the trash can. It is so much easier to drop a bottle into the lake, and the ducks don’t complain about the plastic bags swimming around.
Branches are consistently broken off for entertainment, and the sidewalks are a perfect target for spitting.
Good God, who is rearing these children?
I am sure there are some very nice young people in that school, unfortunately, they are not noticeable. If I was them, and my reputation was besmirched in this manner, I would personally take action by watching and stopping this destructive behaviour.
How about it, Earl Marriott students. Can you clean up your act yourself? I hope so.
Edie Williams, White Rock