St Peter's help local council hit 10,000 pupil litter pickers
St Peter's Droitwich CofE Academy has helped 'Little Litter Warriors' to reach the 10,000 pupil milestone as they joined in with litter picking this week.
Since it launched in March 2021 the 'Little Litter Warriors' educational litter initiative, funded by Wychavon Council, has seen over 39 Wychavon schools get involved and 10,000 pupils educated on the impact litter has on the wildlife, marine life, and their local community.
Children from Reception through to Year 4 joined Karen Blanchfield, Wychavon Council's Litter Heroes Ambassador, on litter picks in the school grounds, the local park and the local churchyard.
During the litter picks children have found crisp packets and drinks cans from 1998. Hayley Watson, RE Lead at St Peter's and organiser of the litter pick said, "I think it’s staggering to think we are picking up rubbish that is over twenty years old."
Karen said she started litter picking in 2018 and has seen "no improvement in the amount of litter in our communities". She is passionate about raising awareness of litter pollution and educating the future generation to take action.
Wychavon Council commissioned 'Little Litter Warriors' to support the council's anti-litter campaign which also includes adopting a street to keep free of litter. St Peter's has adopted the road outside their school and the eco-council regularly goes out to litter pick the street.
Pupil said they enjoyed the litter picking and commented that they were "helping the world".