Infants pick up 'tidy' tips

Published 31 October 2014

Young  pupils at an infants’ school in Featherstone picked up litter - and tips on how to keep their community clean - at a Big Tidy Up event supported by WDH and Wakefield Council.

Children in the reception class and Years 1 and 2 at Girnhill Infants’ School donned bright tabards for the nationwide campaign, run by Keep Britain Tidy during October.

Billed as ‘England’s biggest-ever litter pick’, it aims to encourage neighbourhoods to unite against the scourge of rubbish that blights communities.

More than 50 children took part, using ‘grabbers’ and big refuse sacks to collect litter from a communal area linking their school with WDH’s Verner Street homes.

WDH’s Tenant Involvement Officer Claire Secker said: “Environmental works are due to be carried out on the estate and this was a way of involving the school. As well as the children we had nine parent volunteers too which is great!”

Claire is also looking into ways that the walkway linking the open grassland and the school can be improved, such as cutting back the grass and plants.

“If it’s tidy and free of litter it makes it feel a little bit safer,” Claire said.


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