Students pledge to help create a litterless Cornwall

Pool Academy students have pledged to sign up with a Cornwall Council initiative to keep the county clean.

Members of the school’s Student Leadership Team met yesterday to discuss issues and think of ways to make a better community.

After being told how Cornwall Council spends more than £5 million each year keeping the county’s streets clear they realised they wanted to help.

The council has launched a new anti-litter campaign called #LitterlessCornwall urging people to sign the pledge to make a stand and show others they care about a clean environment.

Part of the campaign also encourages the public to bag and bin their rubbish or take it home.

During their first meeting of the year more than 30 students in the SLT also discussed what they could do to improve the school for both staff and students.

Claire Meakin, Pool Academy Principal, said: “We are proud of our Student Leadership Team which sees children involved in decision making which will influence the whole school improvements.

 “We are pleased to hear the students would like to sign the Cornwall Council’s #LitterlessCornwall pledge.”

Recently a team of students visited Portreath where they spent an hour litter picking on pavements and a public play area.

Students taking part in the event gained points towards their Citizenship Award for helping the community.

Christiana Richardson