Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Youth Fight Litter Louts

- Imke Maeyer -

On 4 September, 230 children from Prince Albert Primêr and Hoërskool Zwartberg filled 339 bags of rubbish on their second joint litter pickup of this year. Sadly, soon after, a strong wind decorated fences and thorn bushes with the never-ending supply of flying plastic packets!

Recycling is now part of the school curriculum but respect for the environment begins at home. We hope that litter pickups will encourage our children to practise what they learn and encourage friends and family to do the same.

Children’s safety on a litter pickup is a priority: the area is first scouted, they are supervised, wear plastic gloves donated by the hospital and are not allowed to touch glass.

Our goal is a litter-free town. Join us on our next “action against litter”, if only to see the children’s sense of achievement at clearing an area of rubbish.

Thanks to our townsfolk’s generosity on our first litter pickup, we could give each child a juice and many of them prizes!

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