Tilbury pupils put time into cleaning up the town

Tilbury pupils put time into cleaning up the town

Tilbury pupils put time into cleaning up the town

First published in News Thurrock Gazette: Matt Abbott by , Chief Reporter

PUPILS from The Gateway Academy in Tilbury were out cleaning up the area around their school on Friday.

Pupils in Years Seven and Eight took part in the school's fifth Community Day in which they targetted the Daisy Field Tilbury Recreation Ground in the morning and Heath Place Fields, Heath Road, in Chadwell St Mary, in the afternoon.

With equipment supplied by Thurrock Council's environment team - including litter pickers, gloves, high-viz vests, and black bags - the youngsters set to work.

The council's Street Cleansing Services made sure everything collected was disposed of properly, and its waste and recycling education officer was also on hand to discuss the hazards of littering.

The morning session collected 22 black sacks of rubbish - and a mop! In the afternoon a further 13 bags of litter was removed.

The event was part-sponsored by Mcdonalds' West Thurrock which provided bottles of water and bags of fruit for all involved and it was organised by Jill Bacon and Lorraine Fugi from Gateway Academy.

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9:34pm Mon 2 Jun 14

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12:06pm Tue 3 Jun 14

E.C.M. says...

M & M (Michaels Gove & Wilshaw) will be tearing their hair out! “Why”? I hear them both cry, is Thurrock’s flagship Academy, wasting valuable learning time on activities that won’t boost ‘qualifications’
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Exam factories…don’t do compassion for the community!
M & M (Michaels Gove & Wilshaw) will be tearing their hair out! “Why”? I hear them both cry, is Thurrock’s flagship Academy, wasting valuable learning time on activities that won’t boost ‘qualifications’ ! Exam factories…don’t do compassion for the community! E.C.M.
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9:50pm Tue 3 Jun 14

ardale lad says...

Well done kids good work. Credit where its due. Just need to teach a few of your schoolmates to take litter with them rather than throw it away on the way to and from school.
I live on the school route through chadwell and down the green hill you can normally follow a trail of rubbish all the way.
Well done kids good work. Credit where its due. Just need to teach a few of your schoolmates to take litter with them rather than throw it away on the way to and from school. I live on the school route through chadwell and down the green hill you can normally follow a trail of rubbish all the way. ardale lad
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