Cathcart Litter Heroes

20th March 2019

Eco warriors from Years 4 and 5 spent the morning picking up litter around our school community.  They were joined by representatives from the Wirral Eco Schools Team, local Councillors and from Merseyside Police.  Officers even brought along their mascot, Bobby the police helmet!

The children scoured pavements, grass verges and hedges and collected several bags of litter.  They were shocked by the amount of rubbish in our community. 

Mrs Maloney reported on how engaged and enthused the children were in picking up litter to keep their school area tidy, saying: "The children collected six bags in total from the immediate surrounding area and were astonished to find how much litter had been dropped!"

Linda Struve, Eco team leader for the Local Authority, organised the event and invited local police officers to oversee safety as the children set about in collecting litter.  Alongside the police officers, local mascot ‘Bobby’ the police helmet walked the area with the children ensuring the children had fun as they took part in such an important role.

Local Councillors for the Birkenhead constituency, Elizabeth and Barry, joined in to highlight the need for everyone to become involved and play their part in disposing of their litter safely.

Mrs Maloney delivered the message to our younger children in school to highlight the importance of everyone taking responsibility for their rubbish and to keep our school area clean and tidy.  The message was simple: “When you’ve finished, but it in the bin!”

As ever, we are proud of our young litter heroes!