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Local school children clean up Bryer Road

by Laura Johnston

Pupils from St Mary and St Paul’s RC Primary School in Prescot have taken part in a litter pick around Bryer Road with equipment and support from Knowsley Council’s Environmental Education Officer, Paul Costello.

The cleaning team was made up of pupils from year 4 and the school’s Eco Warriors – a team of pupils working together to make the school more environmentally friendly. Twenty eight children spent an hour in the local area picking up litter around the school, local shops and the surrounding fields. Louis from Year 4 said: “We even found a trolley that was dumped.”

Iain Parks, the school’s head teacher said “As a school we are looking at the role we play within our community.  We feel very strongly about teaching our children the importance and contributing to their own environment, ensuring our area is a clean and pleasant place to be.

Paul Costello added, “This is a great start to making the area around St Mary and St Paul’s a better place to live and work. Hopefully, raising the children’s awareness of litter and fly tipping.”