Hotham School Pupils Tackle Riverside Litter

Year 1 pupils join Putney Tidy Tow Path to tackle trash


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On Tuesday 2nd April, Year 1 pupils at Hotham School, had their REAL Project outcome to respond to the question, ‘Is one person’s trash, another person’s treasure?’

The children joined forces with their parents and representatives from ‘Putney Tidy Towpath’ to go down to the riverside and collect any rubbish they could find.

Half the group who tackled the towpath

The hour collection was a great success, the group of over fifty pupils plus adults was split in two. One group tackled the towpath from Beverly Brook to Barn Elms Boat House, the other group headed east to tackle the litter on the new hard by the boat clubs on the Embankment. They cleared a four large bags of rubbish from the riverside, including small pieces of plastic which can be very damaging for wildlife.

Afterwards, the children and their parents went back to Hotham School for tea and cake and an exhibition of all the children’s work from the project. This included an information leaflet about the journey of the Thames, instructional posters about litter picking and a large mural of river prints.

Sandi, co-founder of the Putney Tidy Towpath Group said: "The morning was a great experience - the children all so well behaved and took the issue of litter very seriously. We hope that they found it fun and yet informative - they were all and hopefully will carry on being #litterheroes."

Year teacher Becky Krawczyk said,"The children are still talking about the litter pick and how much they enjoyed it! Lots of the parents commented on how great it was to discover there was an organisation who work so hard to keep the towpath tidy and were really pleased to be involved in some way!"

May 17, 2019

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