Over the past five years, we have worked with 129 schools across Scotland through the Wrigley Litter Less Campaign. Here are some of the best examples of how participating schools have worked in partnership with their communities to improve local environmental quality in the places they care about.
Pear Tree Nursery
Children at Pear Tree Nursery visited their local high school and the two Eco-Committees created litter posters and carried out a Clean Up together. The nursery used funding to purchase equipment to support their work with Beautiful Scotland group Blooming Haddington.
Mearns Primary School
Mearns Primary School improved recycling rates and reduced litter in the playground with a campaign of posters, and a cartoon character. They shared ideas with nearby Our Lady of the Missions Primary School and hope to continue this partnership in the future.
Golfhill Primary School
Golfhill Primary School’s Eco-Committee wanted to take care of an area of their community that could be enjoyed by everyone. They chose their local burn and organised a community clean up day, with plans to carry out future work along with parents and local organisations.
Doune Primary School
Doune Primary School pupils made an organised effort on both Litter and Waste, using surveys of how their fellow pupils used bins to guide their decisions. Pupils made good progress in minimising the waste produced by the school and found an innovative way to reuse food waste.
Castlebay Community School
Pupils at Castlebay Community School combined projects on Litter and Waste in partnership with another school and conducted a clean up of a local beach.
Ballachulish Primary School
Using funding from the Wrigley Litter Less Campaign, pupils at Ballachulish Primary School improved the cleanliness of their playground, organised a community clean up day and distributed dog fouling bags to people throughout the community.
Furnace Primary School
Young learners at Furnance Primary School used their funding from the Wrigley Litter Less Campaign to clear litter from their neighbouring beach and village.
Children and staff at Rannoch Nursery participated in the Wrigley Litter Less Campaign and received £250 to fund a Litter campaign in their community. Children designed their own bin and reached out to local high school pupils with as Litter Police.
Anderson High School
With funding from the Wrigley Litter Less campaign, pupils at Anderson High School combined their work on the John Muir Award and participation in Da Voar Redd Up, increasing achievement.
Happy Days Nursery
Children at Happy Days Nursery held a day of action on with a litter pick in all nearby streets. Nearly 100 people attended to help. They used funding to purchase high vis vests and litter picking equipment for children to use.
James Gillespies Primary School
Pupils at James Gillespies Primary School improved both recycling and litter with posters, new bins and a community litter pick.
Pupils at Hamilton College took on the project of cleaning up a litter problem at a local burn. They organised a community litter pick and studied the effects of litter on water quality and its effects on wildlife.
Deanpark Primary School
Deanpark Primary School took on a project to clean up Bavelaw Burn after three members of their Eco-Committee expressed concern at the amount of litter affecting people and wildlife.
Carnbroe Primary School
Carnbroe Primary School used their Wrigley Litter Less funding to purchase bins, litter picking equipment and a banner to help them improve a litter problem in their school grounds.
Aultmore Park Primary School
Pupils at Aultmore Park Primary School wanted to reduce the amount of litter in their playground, and set up a house litter system to award points to the house that kept their part of the playground the cleanest.
Lochinver Early Learning Centre
Children at Lochinver Early Years Centre began a marine litter project funded by the Wrigley Litter Less Campaign, looking at the effects of micro plastics like glitter and microbeads, and encouraging local fishermen to join the KIMO Fishing for Litter initiative.
Pupils at Beatlie School concentrated their campaign on the Union Canal, collecting an impressive 31kg of rubbish on their first visit and 25kg on their second visit. They also extended the campaign to include a community litter pick involving the whole school and making the school plastic free where possible.
Glenburn Primary School
Pupils at Glenburn Primary School decided to encourage everyone in their school to not only put their rubbish in a bin but to recycle it whenever possible.
Gavinburn Primary School
Pupils at Gavinburn Primary School decided to adopt a local wildlife area to take care of a local wildlife area they used for Forest Schools. Together with the local nursery, members of the public and parents, they organised a community clean up and plan to continue these activities through their Eco-Schools work.
Clackmannanshire Support Service
Clackmannanshire Schools Support Service is for primary and secondary aged pupils with complex additional support needs. Pupils attending the service set themselves the goal of reducing litter in the school and the surrounding area.
Blackfriars Primary School
Blackfriars Primary School worked with their local community to clean up an area used by everyone, and to help prevent litter becoming an ongoing issue through a poster campaign. Wrigley Litter Less funding helped purchase equipment so everyone could be involved.
Cornton Nursery is a Learrning for Sustainability nursery in the heart of an area of regeneration and deprivation. The nursery hosts monthly community action days and works with community partners to combat fly tipping, vandalism and littering.
Bargeddie Primary School
Pupils at Bargeddie Primary School worked in partnership with their Local Authority, businesses and neighbouring schools to improve the environmental quality of their community using funding from the Wrigley Litter Less campaign.
Cambusbarron Primary School
Pupils at Cambusbarron Primary School took their Litter campaign beyond the school gate taking on a dog fouling problem in their village.