Updated: Dec 3, 2018
Year 5 pupils at Windhill21 Primary School, Bishop’s Stortford, have been out and about ‘cleaning up’ our streets this week.
We believe that everyone has a voice and can make a difference so, after learning about the dangers of littering and the effects of plastics on the environment , the children felt it their duty to make a difference to their local community. After much consideration, the children organised a litter pick and carefully planned a route through town hitting targeted areas.
Not only were they hoping to collect litter, but the children were aiming to set a positive example for other children and adults they met and hoped to educate them about the dangers of litter and how to help to keep the environment safe. They created information flyers and leaflets and took to the streets ready make a difference.
Members of the public were astounded by the positive attitudes and confidence of the children as they canvased passers-by and drummed up support for the cause they were so passionately working for.
One local woman commented,
'We were all most impressed by their enthusiasm for the subject of plastics and their keenness to communicate with us. In addition, the leaflets they had written and produced were an excellent way to pass on the message about how the world is doomed by the use of plastics.'
Despite being a huge success, resulting in bags of litter being collected, sorted and recycled, the children don’t plan to stop there and hope to continue their campaign over the coming weeks.
'We really believe that it just starts with one person, who knows what we can achieve.'