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School Eco-warriors receive litter pickers

Councillor Stokes and TDMS Eco Students Jasmine (L) and Evelyn (R)

Evesham school reaches out to Wychavon District Council for litter-picking equipment.

Students from The De Montfort School, Evesham wrote to Wychavon to ask for litter pickers to help keep their school area clear of rubbish and litter.

The school’s student eco-warriors had just three litter pickers, but not enough for the thirteen children in their group. The eco leaders, students Jasmine and Evelyn, wrote a heart-felt letter on Facebook addressed to the council asking for some more. The children also invited the Council to the school for a tour and so the children could share some eco-tips.

After meeting with the Eco Leaders of the school, Cllr Emma Stokes, Executive Board Member for Resident and Customer Services, said: “It was an absolute pleasure to receive a hand-written letter from such enthusiastic, passionate, and conscientious students, and I was delighted to be able to help with some extra litter-pickers for the group. She continued, “The council spends over £1.5million every year on street cleaning, including picking up rubbish – it’s always wonderful when young people care enough about the environment to do something about it.”

The council has funded an education programme with Little Litter Warriors where more than 10,000 children have now joined the fight against litter. Residents are also encouraged to take part in Wychavon’s Adopt a Street scheme and make a difference to our community.

Ruth Allen, headteacher at TDMS, said, “Some of our fantastic pupils decided to create and run their own eco club on Friday lunchtimes. It is great to see pupils of all ages taking care of our school site. We are extremely proud of what they have created and very thankful to Wychavon District Council for their support and donation of litter pickers. We are looking forward to our eco club growing and developing.”


Pictured: Cllr Emma Stokes and TDMS Eco Students Jasmine Bradley (L) and Evelyn Teague (R)

Also attached: A photograph of the letter written to the Council on Facebook.

Notes to Editor:

More information on Wychavon’s Adopt A Street scheme:

More information on Wychavon’s school sessions with Little Litter Warriors:

Report littering - Report badly littered areas to us. If you are reporting an issue on public land you can use our online reporting system and we will arrange to have it cleared.

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