Litter – Focus Point 7

Continue Litter Picking In the Community

LITTER PICKING IN OUR SCHOOL GROUNDS

 

P6/7 Litter Pick

P6/7 LITTER PICK

P6/7 did a litter pick around the entrance of the school.  They filled half a bag of litter.  This was litter that had blown into the school from the outside boundary.  We were quite surprised at how much there was!  We mostly found pieces of litter was general food packaging, sweet wrappers and some plastic bottles.

 

P2 Litter Pick

P2 did a litter pick we in the messy garden which is part of our school grounds.  The pupils worked in groups of three, one held the rubbish bag, one picked up the litter and one kept a note of everything that they collected.  The type of litter found the most were sweet wrappers and crisp packets.  They loved being “Eco Heroes” and helping look after our school grounds.

P4T Litter Pick

P4T were able to go beyond our school grounds for the first time since the pandemic to pick up litter beyond our boundary fence.  They worked very hard and filled about half of 6 bags.

Most of the litter was as you would expect – crisp packets, sweet wrappers and other packaging.  However community picks always throws up unexpected items!!

 

Nursery Litter Pick

The nursery did some litter picking in the messy garden on Monday. Some children had noticed some crisp and sweet wrappers when we were down on Friday so we decided to tidy it up! They loved using the litter pickers and looking to find the litter (it was like a litter treasure hunt!).

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Litter Picking In The Community

 

Litter Picking Outside The School

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Our Pupils Are Litter Stars

Litter Stars

A huge thank you to the following 4 pupils who have taken the initiative and went litter picking in their community.  They really are responsible citizens!

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Litter Picking at Balmedie Beach

Balmedie Beach Litter Pick

 

We have worked with Surfers Against Sewage several times over the past few years.  Some of their team came to visit our school to give an assembly on the impact of pollution.  One of the programmes they also organise is a School Beach Clean.  Our P3 class volunteered to take part as they were keen to make a positive impact within their community.  They paired up with Surfers Against Sewage, who kindly provided them with litter pickers and gloves.  The class split into groups and scoured the sand dunes.  They mainly found fishing nets that had washed ashore.  This sparked great discussion about responsibility and sustainability.  The impact was that the children had a greater respect for their local beaches and how everyone is responsible in looking after them.  Well done Miss. Tipping and P3!

 

To learn more about Surfers Against Sewage, please visit https://www.sas.org.uk/

 

Our Valuable Partners

A Huge Thank You to Steven Shaw, Environmental Manager, Aberdeen City Council, for virtually meeting with P3CH on several occasions to discuss Litter in general and the extent to which it is a problem in the city.