School kids take a stand against anti-social waste disposal
Jessica Lewis from Wandsworth Council ran the workshop
Pupils at Shaftesbury Park School this week put their brains and drawing skills to the test in a bid to help stamp out littering in the borough.
Each of the 60 students had the opportunity to design their own anti-littering poster as part of a Council workshop.
Year Three children from Shaftesbury Park School have been designing their own anti-littering signs, which will be displayed in litter hot spots around the school.
Debbie-Ann McKenzie-Arday, a year three teacher at the school, said, “By getting our students to think about littering from a young age, we’re encouraging them to consider their actions and take pride in their local environment.”
The three winning anti-littering signs will be chosen by Sarah Banham, Chair of the Clapham Junction Partnership Board, and announced at the end of November. These signs will then be professionally made and displayed in prominent litter spots surrounding the school.
Seven-year-old Maisey who took part in the poster competition said, “I want to tell people to stop dropping litter as it’s horrible and it starts to smell.”
If you’re a teacher or a parent and would like to run something similar at your school, please get in touch with Jessica Lewis Jessica.Lewis@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk.
November 23, 2017