15th Aug, 2018

The pick of the bunch

Rob George 9th Aug, 2018

ENVIRONMENTALLY friendly youngsters from two Worcester primary schools have taken part in a number of litter picks, thanks to the county’s largest social housing group.

More than 70 pupils from Hollymount School and Oasis Academy in Warndon collected more than 60 bags of rubbish following two days of litter picking with the help of Fortis Living and Worcester City Council.

The first of the two picks took place across the Tolladine estate last month, involving pupils from each year group at Hollymount School taking part at different times of the day. The second saw pupils from Year 2 at Oasis Academy in Warndon take to the streets

Teacher Amelia Spicer said: “As part of our learning about our community, we wanted to ensure the children learnt how to care for and support their local area. The children loved tidying their community and it has encouraged them to take pride in where they live.”

Paul Edwards, community officer at Fortis Living said : “The pupils really put their hearts into it and thoroughly enjoyed taking part.

“The wider picture is also just as important as they learnt valuable lessons about our environment and about how we are all responsible for looking after it. Our aim is to hold more litter picks in the future covering a wider area.”

Call 01905 670270 or e-mail pedwards@fortisliving.com for more.

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