Tackle Litter - Bin It!

Published Thursday, 31 October 2019

Students from St Martin’s Catholic Academy in Stoke Golding have participated in an interactive actor-led presentation Bin It! A workshop, encouraging 11-13 year olds to think about why people litter, reflect on their own behaviour and emphasise the importance of caring for their local area and to take pride in where they live.

The programme designed by Mars Wrigley Confectionery and educational specialists in partnership with Keep Britain Tidy’s ‘Keep It, Bin It’ national anti-littering campaign, explores the issues and impact of littering, helping students to understand why it is so important to take personal responsibility for correct litter disposal.

Executive Member for Climate Change at Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council, Councillor Martin Cartwright, who was invited to watch the presentation said: “Important messages received via acting is much more profound than any other way of delivery the same message. This was totally evident in the response, engagement and concentration from the young people involved. 

“I thoroughly enjoyed watching the performance and seeing the students so engaged in this important issue through the Keep Britain Tidy campaign. 

“Working with young people to tackle litter in our community will help us to make positive change for the future. I would like to congratulate and thank St Martin's Catholic Academy for getting involved and bringing this message to so many of their students. I hope other schools will get involved in this particular campaign.” 

Clive Wright, Principal, St Martin’s Academy said “Looking after the environment is a message embraced by young people, yet litter and dropping rubbish seems to be a blind spot for many. 'Bin it' is a great roadshow that highlights this issue and drives home the impact of littering on our surroundings.”