Pupils get hands dirty for community park clean up 

Date published: 05 July 2024

Primary school students from Brownhill Learning Community joined hands with the Friends of Bullough Moor Park in Heywood for a successful litter picking event. The initiative, held on 26 June, aimed to improve the cleanliness of the local park while fostering a sense of environmental responsibility among the young participants.

During the event, the enthusiastic students managed to collect an impressive four black bin bags full of litter from various areas of Bullough Moor Park. This effort not only helped beautify the park but also highlighted the importance of keeping public spaces clean and litter-free.

Following their hard work, the students were treated to some well-deserved relaxation and fun.

They enjoyed playing on the park's playground equipment and indulged in refreshments generously provided by the Friends of Bullough Moor Park. The refreshments included fresh fruit and biscuits, which were a hit among the energetic youngsters after their morning of community service.

The event was a collaborative effort between the school and the local community group, aiming not only to clean up the park but also to educate the students about environmental stewardship and the value of taking care of public spaces.

The Friends of Bullough Moor Park expressed their gratitude to the students for their hard work and participation, emphasising the positive impact of community-led initiatives in maintaining the beauty and cleanliness the park.

Jackie Robinson, community development officer from Brownhill Learning Community said: “I was so proud of our primary students' enthusiasm and dedication to make the park a cleaner and safer place. The student's behaviour was impeccable and they were a credit to the BLC.

“I would also like to thank all BLC staff who supported this event and also a big thank you to Helen and Liz from friends of Bullough Moor for their voluntary time and commitment.”

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