COSTA Litter Heroes Award 2018 

"Care for Cleveleys" 
Nominated by: Julie Ellershaw 
"Care for Cleveleys" entry into the COSTA Litter Heroes Award went over and beyond just litter picking. The pupils took the opportunity to extend their love and attention into making the area they live the best it could be! 
Learning how their choices and lifestyle impacts the environment, they have developed ways of working with their local community and its residents to keep their seaside town a clean, inviting and healthy place to live.  
The coastal town of Cleveleys relies mostly on Tourism to boost the economy, so keeping the region clean and tidy will mean more visitors to the area. 
The thing that stood out the most with this entry is the relationship the school has with its community. The Children from the school meet once a month with local volunteers to pick litter up from the streets, litter pick on the beach and clean, tidy and plant out the flower beds.  
WIth the rubbish they retrieve the children make ashtrays from used plastic bottles, which are then positioned around the town centre with signs that they have been designed and made by the pupils encouraging people to use them.  
The children also work closely with the local Dog Warden and a local community group called "Rossall Beach Buddies".  
The children also get heavily involved with the various types of litter and how long it takes each to decompose, as well as looking at the effects it has on the local environment. 
Pupils from the school have become more aware of the effect that rubbish and littering has on their environment. There is a "buzz" about litter and it has given children a sense of pride that they are taking care of their community.  
Congratulations to Julie and her Litter Pickers on winning The Community Education Awards "COSTA Litter Heroes Award 2018!"  
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