Want to do your bit for the environment, make some new friends and (for those of you who don't usually speak the language) practise your English at the same time? This Saturday is your chance. Co-ordinated by Clean Hong Kong, 'Beach Clean Up' will be supported by interest groups including ESF (English Schools Foundation), Active English and public policy think-tank Civic Exchange. Students from ESF and local schools will take part in this event, which is part of International Coastal Cleanup Day. The cleanup will take place at Waterfall Bay on Hong Kong Island, which will be followed by an open-air debate. Sam Greenland, who is the Hong Kong national debating team coach, said the event would give ESF and local school students a good chance to mingle, as they had to work closely with one another during the cleanup. Later, two pre-selected teams - again, made up of ESF and local school students - will debate an environmental issue. Mr Greenland, who will take part in Saturday's function, said the exercise would promote mixed debating as well as kick off this year's Open House season. He added the main purpose of the debate - and the day out - was for the students to have fun: 'So they won't be debating serious government policies.' Mr Greenland runs Open House Debating sessions, organised by the ESF and Hong Kong Education City. The new season starts on September 24 and takes place every Wednesday from 4.30pm to 7pm at KGV School. If you want to join in on Saturday, sign up by faxing 2711 2683, attention Graham Young.