An army of little litter pickers took part in the Great British Spring Clean, as children from schools across the country went out to do their bit with their litter pickers and rubbish bags in hand.
Schools & Education
It was recently revealed that Prince William and Harry got made fun of at school when they revealed their father used to take them on litter picking holidays. It may not be seen as fun but teaching kids about the importance of litter and how it can devastate environments can turn them into environmentally conscious adults.
If a Newcastle school has its way it will hand out community service style punishments like litter picking to those students who consistently fail to turn up for detention. The headteacher said that a consultation has been opened so parents, pupils and staff can voice their opinion on this proposal
Ireland's annual bin it campaign is targeting schools to educate youngsters about litter and how to dispose of it properly. The Bin It Campaign has been visiting schools across Ireland for the last 12 years and during this period it has visited 463 schools and engaged with over 50,000 pupils.
The mayor of Limerick launched an education campaign on behalf of the Gum Litter Taskforce. the latest national figures show that the amount of chewing gum dropped has fallen from 15% to 8% over the last year. The taskforce has also found that 86% of people now dispose of their gum in the correct manor.
Is your school playground overrun with litter? Are you finding it difficult to encourage pupils to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle? If so, it could be time to enrol your school in the Eco-Schools Education Programme and invest in some new litter bins that will encourage future generations to dispose of their waste responsibly.