Yesterday, the Sixth Form were out in the surrounding campo doing their bit for the local environment. There is a lovely bit of campo near the school that is, unfortunately, all too often an eye-sore, with rubbish discarded from passing cars piling up. The Sixth Form, armed with protective gloves and reusable bags headed out, along the side of the street, down the paths through the campo and even through some of the brambles growing, to collect and remove as much of the rubbish as possible. As groups of students moved through the campo they compared the range of materials found, including a chair, a rechargeable battery pack, some taps and an almost endless quantity of plastic bags, cartons and drink cans. In a mere 40 minutes they had collected over 50kg of rubbish (plus an armchair & an umbrella stand!) All of the collected rubbish was brought back to the school car park, weighed and then sorted into recyclable/non-recyclable so that it could be disposed of in the appropriate bins.
We hope that the clean up has done more than just tidy up the immediate area around school, but also made the students aware of just how much rubbish is dumped in our nature: prevention is better than cure and we look forward to a time when this type of activity is no longer needed.
Many thanks to all the Sixth Formers who took part so enthusiastically as well as Miss Heike for organising the event and Mr Edwards, Miss Noemi, Miss Esther & the PE Team of Mr Gibson, Miss Carmen, Miss Kerr & Mr Will for their support.