Leicestershire schools take part in ‘The Great Big School Clean’

By Adam Dutton

Schools in Leicestershire will be taking part in a month long litter clean up campaign starting today (MAR22).

Over 2,000 students from 35 schools around the Leicestershire area have organised a mass clean up, which is set to span for an entire month.

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Lee Jowett, environmental education coordinator at Leicester City Council said: “We are really pleased to be involved in this exciting project which is raising awareness of litter across Leicester.

“Through this process, students have been fully engaged as to why litter is such a big problem and to reduce litter in and around their community.”

The project is led by the city council’s Eco-Schools scheme, which has over 100 schools in Leicester already as members.

Jowett added: “We are looking forward to seeing the total of litter that has been collected. The hope is that there is a long term impact from this change and not just a one-off.

“You can’t underestimate the impact of picking up litter yourself has on our outlook on litter.”

The scheme is expected to last from Friday (MAR22) to April 23.

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