St James' pupils carry out community litter pick for Earth Day
Date published: 27 April 2021
Pupils in Years 4 and 6 took part in helping tidy up the village
Children at St James’ Primary School in Wardle organised a community litter pick for Earth Day (22 April) with the help of Wardle village volunteers.
Pupils in Years 4 and 6 took part in helping tidy up the village and areas where they live and go to school, collecting an enormous amount of rubbish in the process.
One group in Year 6 even collected over 130 pieces of rubbish – largely made up of plastic bottles – whilst Year 4 were applauded by grateful local residents.
Litter pickers, gloves, bags and equipment were provided by volunteers, and the school has also been given gardening equipment by local businesses, including compost, pots, gardening gloves and seeds.
The children have been learning about the ozone layer, carbon and food footprints and how they can help save the planet, as some of the younger children have been learning about growing their own flowers and vegetables, and even starting their own vegetable plot.
Taking place each year on 22 April, Earth Day is an annual event that seeks to educate people of the importance of looking after the world we live in.
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