Town's students show community pride during litter pick - The Evesham Observer

Town's students show community pride during litter pick

Evesham Editorial 19th May, 2024   0

AN EVESHAM school have helped collect thousands of pieces of litter from the streets during their participation in an environmental education programme.

Students from St Andrew’s CE School on Marymans Road, Hampton joined the leader of Little Litter Warriors for 12 engaging litter picking workshops, removing over 4,500 pieces of rubbish from their community.

The workshops, run by programme founder Karen Blanchfield, aimed to raise awareness about the environmental impact of litter and the importance of maintaining clean community areas to protect local wildlife.

The younger pupils participated with a litter pick around the school grounds, collecting four buckets of litter with the oldest piece dating back to the 1960s.

Older year groups also participated in litter picks, filling over 110 buckets with items dating back several decades.

Their oldest finds in the community was a beer can 1994, a drinks bottle 2003 and many crisps’ packets dating back to the early 2000’s.




Little Litter Warriors workshops are offered to schools by Wychavon free of charge as part of the council’s commitment to reducing littering. This is on top of the £1.5million Wychavon’s spends every year on street cleaning.

Karen Blanchfield, founder of Little Litter Warriors said: “The enthusiasm and determination displayed by St Andrew’s pupils in their efforts to clean up and uncover hidden litter from the bushes must be commended.


“The quantity of litter collected, some dating back decades, highlighted the ongoing battle against litter. I was delighted to hear those pupils had continued their litter picking with their families, indicating the impact and importance of the program.

“I would like to express my gratitude to St Andrew’s school for their significant contribution to the campaign, noting their strong start in litter hunting that will surely continue for many years to come.”

The litter education workshops are offered to schools by Wychavon free of charge as part of the council’s commitment to reducing littering. This is on top of the £1.5million Wychavon’s spends every year on street cleaning.

Hannah Jones from St Andrew’s CE School added: “Hannah Jones from St Andrew’s CE School added: “I am over the moon with the response we have had from the litter picking.

“I want to say a massive thank you to Karen for her enthusiasm, kindness and commitment towards our children.

“She approached the children in a fantastic way. Her knowledge and dedication is phenomenal. We will definitely be inviting her back again.”

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