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Great Big School Clean

Great Big School Clean


As evidence towards our next Green Flag Award, we have signed up to take part in the 'Great Big School Clean' campaign run by Keep Britain Tidy. Over the Easter holidays we are asking children if they can do their part to reduce litter in their community. If you would like to take part and do a litter pick with your child, please take some photos and let us know how many bags you manage to collect via email. We have certificates for any Litter Legends out there! 


Our Eco Warriors will be continuing this good work after the Easter holidays when we begin our weekly school litter picks. Many thanks to Northumberland County Council for loaning us the equipment.



If you would like to do some litter picking for the Great Big School Clean, we recommend that you avoid:
● Potentially hazardous objects such as unidentified cans or canisters, oil drums and chemical containers.
● Sharp objects such as broken glass and disposable BBQs – these should be
collected in separate containers not litter bags.
● Clinical waste such as needles/syringes – do not attempt to move them yourself. Make a note of their location and inform your local council.
● Hazardous areas such as deep or fast-flowing water, steep, slippery or unstable banks, sharp rocks, derelict buildings, busy roads and electric fences (which are identified by yellow warning signs).
● Working alone – all children must work alongside an adult.

To avoid illness from poor hygiene, all those taking part in the clean-up must:
● Wear heavy-duty, protective gloves at all times.
● Cover any cuts (however minor) with surgical tape or a waterproof plaster.
● Keep hands away from mouth and eyes while litter-picking.
● Wash hands and forearms before eating, drinking or going to the toilet.


Remember: No one is too small to make a big difference!


Good luck and happy litter picking!


Mrs Willis

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