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Special thanks to litter pickers on Farnworth Park

Special thanks to litter pickers on Farnworth Park

Farnworth Park’s a cleaner and more litter-free space thanks to..

  • ..over 40 pupils from six primary schools in the area (Highfield, The Orchards, St Gregory’s, St John’s, All Saints, and St. Peters),
  • local partners including Cllr Paul Sanders and members of the Highfield Litter Pickers group,
  • colleagues in our Neighbourhood Services Team,
  • and other individuals who’d generously donated their time to care for the local environment.

Working together, litter pickers managed to collect a total of 16 bags of rubbish (along with a toilet seat and a broom handle..!), and the activity was a great opportunity for participants- especially primary school children- to learn about litter and the impact it can have on our environment.

This session was organised by our friends at Highfield Primary School- and, going forward, we (Bolton at Home) plan on introducing more opportunities for children to get involved in litter picking and other environmental activities through our ‘Junior Green Inspectors’ project**.

**In short- it’s a project we’ve run previously that’s aimed at children in years five/six and involves one to two-hours sessions at schools to raise awareness of environmental issues and things we can do to help. During these sessions, we’ll start by completing ‘litter surveys’ with children before setting out to collect as much litter as possible in groups- the part the kids tend to enjoy the most.

We plan on reintroducing it soon and will let you know when we’ve more information.

Thanks again to all involved.