Cornton Pupils Launch Wrigley Litter Less Campaign

Children at Cornton Nursery celebrated the launch of this year's Wrigley Litter Less campaign at an event this morning.

Parents, grandparents, and pupils from nearby Cornton Primary School were all invited to participate in a community litter pick followed by hot soup and celebration.


This event marks the beginning of activities for the 2016/2017 Wrigley Litter Less campaign, involving children at 29 nurseries across Scotland in campaigns to improve environmental quality in their communities.  Each participating nursery will receive £200 courtesy of the Wrigley Company Foundation to run their own campaign, with support from Keep Scotland Beautiful. 


Speaking at the event, Head of Establishment at Cornton Nursery Kate O'Neill said "We are so excited to be hosting the launch of the Wrigley Litter Less campaign for 2016/2017 and happy to have been chosen as one of the participating nuseries.  Not only are we launching our Litter Less campaign today, we are also launching our journey towards our Eco-Schools Green Flag Award"


Kerr McConnell, Education & Learning Coordinator at Keep Scotland Beautiful said: “We are delighted to be working with Cornton Nursery School this year as part of our annual Litter Less campaign.  The children will join, those from 28 nurseries in Scotland, and hundreds of thousands of other young people across the world to benefit from this international campaign to raise awareness of littering, its effect on the environment and to create good examples of waste management. We look forward to seeing what innovative ideas the children have to tackle the issue and raise awareness in their wider community.”


Litter Less is an annual campaign organised in Scotland by environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful on behalf of the Foundation of Environmental Education (FEE) and sponsored by the Wrigley Company Foundation in 27 countries worldwide. Litter Less activities run throughout the whole year and are being delivered as part of the Eco-Schools Scotland programme. Internationally, Litter Less involves over 400,000 children and young people and over 13,500 educators.


In previous years, pupils have cleaned up beaches, local parks, and multi use games areas, supported their John Muir Award and made partnerships with other schools and local businesses.  You can read all about past campaigns on our Wrigley Litter Less pages.


Watch pupils from Cornton Primary School work together with children from Cornton Nursery to weigh litter collected during their community litter pick at the Wrigley Litter Less launch event. Monitoring and Evaluation is an important part of Eco-Schools and that carries through to the Litter Less campaign. Comparing how much litter is collected at the beginning and the end of the campaign will help pupils determine how effective their campaign has been.


27 January 2017

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