Great Plastic Pick Up

The article was written by Nathan Hammond (Year 9)


Bridlington School students and teachers took part in one of many litter picking events, as part of the Great Plastic Pick Up campaign organised by a national newspaper.

The event took place along the South side of Bridlington beach on Friday.

Despite strong winds, the students were enthusiastic and thorough in their clean up. Many bags were filled with a wide selection of objects - for example: disposable barbeques, wrappers, ropes, nets, dog toys and bottle caps.

One of the Year 9 students, Sophie Abbott, said " I really enjoyed picking up the litter but I was disgusted by the large amount we collected. People do not consider the effect on wildlife".

Head of Lower School, Mrs Nicholson was very impressed with the students who participated and said " The students were amazed at the attitude of people who just abandon their rubbish. "

The group were accompanied by Chris Wright of the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. The YWT aims to raise awareness of the dangers of litter, not only on beaches, but also on streets and in parks. Chris told the group that marine litter is being more frequently found and has become one of the largest environmental issues. The YWT runs regular beach cleans and more details + future events can be found on the website

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