Gardens are glorious thanks to young volunteers

Published 7 July 2015

A tidy-up team swung into action as WDH enlisted young volunteers to spruce up the streets around their homes.

Eight Year 4 students from Normanton Common Primary School each collected a litter picker and high-visibility jacket and set to work at Benson Lane Gardens on Monday.

Helped by WDH Estate Officer Kathryn Reynolds, Tenant Involvement Officer Claire Secker and Estate Impact Officers Martyn Barratt and Johnny Whalley, the children collected a range of unwanted items, including a car wheel trim and some elastic bands.

Afterwards they sat down in the shade to enjoy a cold drink and reflect on a successful afternoon’s work.

Claire said: “The children are really enthusiastic about keeping their community clean and we like to encourage their involvement.

“It reinforces the message that not only is dropping litter a criminal offence but it makes the environment look unloved.  We are continuing our work with schools and have received lots of positive comments as a result.”


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