26/05/08 – Pupils tackle Swindon’s rubbish
Article first printed in the Swindon Advertiser 26th May 2008.
PUPILS took part in a rubbish day in central Swindon.
About 26 students from Nythe Primary School split into four groups in search of litter as part of the school’s Bin-it Day.
Organisers hope the event will encourage children to start recycling and think more carefully about putting their own rubbish in the bin.
The winning group, who called themselves The Recyclables, won the day’s competition by collecting four bags of rubbish.
In total, the children collected 11 bags of rubbish during their walks around the shops close to Wharf Green.
The pupils were taking part to earn a green flag award, which is the top award given to schools for being particularly environmentally aware.
She said: “The children absolutely loved the day and had great fun.
“Hopefully, everyone taking part learned that rubbish belongs in the bin.
“There was an emphasis on cigarette butts and chewing gum which were by far the worst offenders.”
||Well done Nythe for an interesting way to get the children to learn.|