24 November 2011>
Pupils from St Cenydd School in Caerphilly are joining forces to tackle litter in and around their school, having received grant funding for a special project.
The 'Litterbug Club' project was inspired by the enthusiasm and imagination of pupils and has been supported by a Tidy Towns initiative grant from the Welsh Government – the money has enabled the school to purchase branded 'Litterbug' bins.
Pupils from the school will regularly volunteer to improve their school environment by taking part in litter picks in the school. All students will also be asked to sign a pledge that they won't litter in any public or school area as part of the project.
Cllr Lyn Ackerman, Cabinet Member for Public Services said, "I am delighted that St Cenydd School pupils have shown so much enthusiasm in helping to make their school environment an even cleaner and greener place".
She continued, "The school is really making strides in helping to tackle the serious environmental issue of littering, and I am hopeful that others will also take up the challenge, and show that here in Caerphilly county borough we really do have pride in our place".
Ian Kilcoyne, Headteacher at St Cenydd School said, "At St Cenydd we are very proud of our school, and part of that pride is ensuring that pupils really do look after and help improve the environment through projects such as the Litterbug Club".
For further information on the Litterbug Club, please contact John Poyner, Community Focussed School Coordinator by emailing email@example.com
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