Community-spirited children at Wolverley Sebright & St Bartholomew’s are both doing their own bit to keep Kidderminster and Stourport tidy. Wolverley Sebright is the first school to become ‘Junior Pick Up Artists’ and will see youngsters giving up their own time to make their area litter-free. Headteacher Shelley Reeves-Walters added: “Our pupils are passionate and proud of their school and the community they live in.”
Pupil at Wolverley Sebright, Lauren Parkinson is the ‘Environmental Minister’ for the school and she recruited her classmates to join in the scheme. Lauren said: “We all need to work together in our community to keep our beautiful environment safe and clean. Over £900,000,000 was spent across the country cleaning up the mess that if left by others. If we all did just a little then a big impact would be made”.
St Bartholomew’s CE Primary Year 3 pupil, Edward Darkin, has inspired pupils, staff, parents and members of the community to take part in an Environment Project to tidy and up the local community. Edward said, “I was watching the Blue Planet series on the television and was appalled at the impact of waste plastic on our environment and wanted us, as a school, to do something about it. I saw birds eating plastic bags.”
Edward has also involved his family helping to clean a beach near Weston-Super-Mare and intends to continue his good work by getting pupils to recycle their plastic bottles in school. In conjunction with National Litter Picking Day, Headteacher Mrs Helps and Maths Co-ordinator Ms Graham organised a grand clean up of the school site and the approach to school on Jackson Crescent and Princess Way. Pupils and staff were joined by Tim Green, Wyre Forest Community Housing and Lisa Hopkins, West Mercia Police.