Teesdale School pupils launch weekly litter pick scheme in bid to clean up Barnard Castle

Darlington and Stockton Times: CLEANING UP: Teesdale School pupils involved in the litter pick scheme, Millie Hall, Alec Sabey, Rhys Keeling, Connor Southern, Jenny Wilkinson and Heather McLachlan. CLEANING UP: Teesdale School pupils involved in the litter pick scheme, Millie Hall, Alec Sabey, Rhys Keeling, Connor Southern, Jenny Wilkinson and Heather McLachlan.

YOUNGSTERS at a County Durham school have begun weekly litter-picks in a bid to clean up their town.

Pupils at Teesdale School, Barnard Castle, launched the project after taking part in Litter Free Durham's Big Spring Clean campaign.

Gerald Lee, chairman of Litter Free Durham, outlined the campaign's aims during a recent visit to the school.

Since starting their own clean up campaign, the school's students say they have been shocked at just how much rubbish there is in hedges and on roadsides and pavements.

Several have since joined the school council and the litter pickers are to raise awareness of their efforts with a stall at the school's Big Breakfast Bazaar at the Parish Hall, in Newgate, on May 18, when they hope to encourage others to join in the clean-up.

Co-Principal John Southeran said: “We are proud of the way our students take responsibility for the environment and are especially pleased with the initiative shown by these students to contribute to their own locality.”

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schoolcouncils says...

Great to see the school council working on wider community issues.

Any school councils who want to link up with others can do so, and get support, at www.smartschoolcounc
ils.org.uk.

It's a school council community aimed to make school councils more active, democratic and youth-led.
Great to see the school council working on wider community issues. Any school councils who want to link up with others can do so, and get support, at www.smartschoolcounc ils.org.uk. It's a school council community aimed to make school councils more active, democratic and youth-led. schoolcouncils

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