Shaftesbury Park School take a stand against littering

Published: Wednesday 22nd November 17

Wandsworth Council is working with the youngest members of the borough to crack down on fly-tipping and littering.

On Tuesday , as part of the council’s  long standing anti fly-tipping campaign, year three children from Shaftesbury Park School in Battersea took a stand against fly-tipping by designing their own anti-littering signs. These 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.”

Each of the 60 students had the opportunity to design their own anti-littering poster as part of a council workshop.

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.

Jessica Lewis from the council ran the workshop

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.

How you can help keep Wandsworth Clean

  • Leave your waste and recycling bags out on the correct day each week. See wandsworth.gov.uk/waste to check your collection day.
  • Show your support on Twitter using the hashtag #KeepWandsworthClean
  • Report flytips on the council website www.wandsworth.gov.uk/flytipping
  • Pass on evidence that could help identify a flytipper in confidence to flytipwitness@wandsworth.gov.uk
  • Find out what we’re doing to ensure the streets of Wandsworth are cleaner, greener and safer here

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