Sunday, 14 February 2016

Penny Bridge clean team help to tidy up their village

NEARLY a hundred primary school children helped tidy up their village as part of the Evening Mail’s Big Clean.

Pupils at Penny Bridge Church of England Primary School made the most of the good weather to get the Big Clean off to a flying start.

Along with the help of around 15 adult volunteers, the youngsters split up into groups and tackled several litter hotspots.

Headteacher Lynn Smolinski said: “What the pupils have done today is great. It is important they learn these things.

“We could have gone on all day. People are just throwing things over the fence.”

The children covered a wide area, including Penny Bridge, Greenodd and Arad Foot, as well as the area around the nearby garage.

They spent two hours collecting rubbish, with one group alone collecting eight bin bags full of litter at the garage forecourt.

Mrs Smolinski said: “We used up all our bin bags. We probably collected a skip-full.

“I would say the litter problem is definitely getting worse and worse – we saw the sides of roads just covered in litter. You just don’t expect it in a nice rural area.”

At the school, children are taught to recycle and regularly help to keep their school grounds tidy.


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