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School litter initiative celebrates five years

 

Published Thursday 10 April

 

The successful partnership between Stanwell School and The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Visible Services has celebrated five years of working together to reduce litter in the community.

 

The litter initiative is funded by Keep Wales Tidy and involves regular litter picks on Barry Island and Penarth and also features as part of the school’s BTEC Worksksills curriculum.

 

Mr. R. Deighton-Jones, Head of Careers at Stanwell, said “This project helps develop the pupil’s team-working and communications skills along with a respect for their community. The pupils enjoy volunteering and when they return to school they write about these experiences for their BTEC course work. It also enables pupils to gain a greater understanding of being global citizens and a sustainable future.”

 

The initiative demonstrates to all involved that litter on our beaches, such as polystyrene fast food containers, can be avoided, and that there is real value in keeping communities clean.

 

Cllr Rob Curtis, Cabinet Member for Environment and Visible Services said: “This fantastic partnership shows what can be achieved when people work together to improve their community.”