Burnt Mill Academy students are cleaning up the town

EVERY student in a Harlow secondary school is rolling up their sleeves and cleaning up their environment.

Burnt Mill Academy head girl Georgia Bailey and head boy Matthew Hart felt the school grounds were becoming untidy with too much litter dropped on the floor.

So they set about putting together a litter picking timetable to involve all students in all year groups.

And the work will not stop until the litter stops, they have told peers.

Georgia, Year 11, said: “We decided we wanted to do something about the amount of litter around the school.

“Everyone in the Student Senior Leadership Team (SSLT) and senior prefects have got on board and we raised awareness of our project in assemblies.”

During morning form time, a member of the SSLT or a senior prefect takes a form group out with litter-pickers, gloves and bags to tidy up an area of the school for 15 minutes.

Georgia said: “Because people are now having to pick up the rubbish, they are not throwing it so much, so it is already having an impact. The school looks better; it looks more presentable. It really is noticeable and even visiting governors have commented on it.

“The litter picking will stop when there is no more litter to pick up.”

Francis Collins, head of science, said: “It’s fantastic to see our SSLT using their initiative to make our school a cleaner place. Projects like this take a lot of work to organise and implement, especially when they are trying to juggle between their studies and their duties as SSLT.”

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4 Responses to "Burnt Mill Academy students are cleaning up the town"

  1. MickyB77   February 22, 2019 at 6:20 am

    What ? No Labour councillors to grasp the chance of a photo-shoot ?
    How tawdry of them.

  2. durcant   February 22, 2019 at 7:49 am

    Let’s give credit to these young people who care about our community.
    Let’s celebrate not use this as a cheap point scoring exercise.
    Proud of Burnt Mill Academy students.
    Thank you.

  3. RayMo   February 22, 2019 at 9:01 am

    What a brilliant idea, now perhaps they can clean up around Harlow College which is probably the filthiest part of the town, (and that’s saying something). Maybe the college could learn from these aspiring young citizens. As for labour councillors; it’s their job to spew it out not to pick it up.

  4. durcant   February 22, 2019 at 12:03 pm

    Yet again it’s a real shame that someone what to turn a good story into a cheap politic point scoring exercise.
    By chance as a governor of the college I know that the students are aware and sensitive to the environmental issues around waste.
    We have a strong commitment to having a clean green and safe campus.
    Am on site on Tuesday so will have a look around and happy to report any waste I found on or near the campus.
    We all need to do more and I will support anyone student or councillor who are willing to take time to clean up.
    This is a positive story with a strong message so please don’t delute it by cheap and pointless point scoring.
    Many thanks.

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