Schools encouraged to enter Roadside Litter Competition

As part of a Week of Action on Roadside Litter we are asking schools to enter a competition that will allow them to 'give their litter a voice' and raise awareness of the issue.

We’re calling on schools across the country to take part in a caption competition to support a national Week of Action on Roadside Litter, running 12-20 May. This call to action comes as the amount of litter and flytipping impacting communities reaches its worst level in a decade.

The competition was launched at Walston Primary School in South Lanarkshire, where pupils and teachers gathered to undertake a litter pick of the school grounds and learn more about roadside litter.

Maureen Davis, Teacher at Walston Primary School, commented: “We are really pleased to be a part of the Keep Scotland Beautiful Roadside Litter Campaign. All of the pupils are very excited to take part in the competition and be part of the Week of Action.

“This competition will help to further the pupils interest in litter as an issue and we look forward to coming up with creative captions for the competition, alongside finding inventive ways to help stop roadside litter in the local area.” 

All schools that sign up will be provided with a dedicated teaching resource on litter, including a raft of ideas to help get the children involved in tackling litter locally. The competition

Georgina Massouraki, Roadside Litter Campaign Officer at Keep Scotland Beautiful, commented: “As part of our National Week of Action we are calling on schools, businesses, communities and individuals from across the country to make a special effort to raise awareness of roadside litter - helping to have a long-term positive impact on the cleanliness of Scotland’s roads.

“We are delighted to be running this creative caption competition for primary schools across the country. This is a fun and practical way for young people to learn more about the dangers of roadside litter and we encourage everyone to sign up to take part.”

15 March 2018


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