Welwyn Garden City pupils clean up school

STUDENTS at a WGC school have justified their green credentials – by organising a lunchtime tidy up of their own grounds.

Pupils from Monk’s Walk School have tackled a persistent litter problem at the Knightsfield site, clearing an area that was prone to fly-tipping.

After contacting the Campaign for Rural England (CPRE) for help, the school’s student sustainabilty team was armed with gloves, litter picking sticks and rubbish bags.

In just one lunchtime, the group had filled 20 sacks with rubbish.

Assistant head Jon Dunning said: “The student sustainability team are a very enthusiastic group and really do lead by example.

“The fact they were at the forefront of this initiative is a reflection on their dedication and passion to become involved in all environmentally related issues.”

The CPRE’s Nigel Rive added: “This was a terrific initiative by the school and will hopefully remind pupils of the errors of dropping litter.

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“It would be fantastic if other schools were to embrace this.”

To arrange a similar activity for your school, contact Nigel Rive at nigelrive@virginmedia.com