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Pupils tackle plastic waste and litter in local community - 04/05/2018

Year 5 and 6 pupils from University Primary Academy Kidsgrove (UPAK) step into the local community to make a difference.

On Monday, April 23, children from University Primary Academy Kidsgrove (UPAK) took to the streets with the Kidsgrove Community Warden to conduct a litter pick in the local area.

On land and in the ocean, litter and plastics is a global problem which affects natural environments and animal habitats across the world. Children at UPAK have been learning and understand the importance of protecting and preserving the environment for future generations from plastics, rubbish and litter.

The Junior Police Cadets work with the local PCSOs to contribute to a safe local community and improved environment for everyone. Pupils know litter and rubbish can have a number of effects on the environment, health, residents and wildlife.

Miss Pope, Head of School said: “We are very proud of all of our pupils for all of their hard work in the community and the children demonstrated our vision of ‘Together Everyone Achieves More’. Our curriculum is future-facing and we encourage the children to think about the future of their local area for themselves and generations to come. This litter pick demonstrates how wonderful our children are becoming in this respect.”

Junior Police Cadet at UPAK, Lillie said: "We went to do the litter pick around the park and the local area. We did this because the litter can hurt animals and if the plastic ends up in the rivers and the sea then it can endanger them.  It also isn't nice to see. I want everyone to feel proud of Kidsgrove like we do at school. The Junior Police Cadets ask ‘please don't litter our local area - it's really important.’”