Involve schools

School catchments cover all areas of Torfaen. Schools actively encourage their pupils to engage with the community and what better way than to get the young people to take responsibility for tidying up their own communities? I’m sure the schools would embrace the idea. It also may teach the minority’s who drop litter the effect it can have. 

Why the contribution is important

Achieves clean up of the community.

Encourages young people to take responsibility for keeping their own communities clean.

life lessons

by Bomberbrown78 on October 04, 2019 at 04:09PM

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  • Posted by Mackrill October 04, 2019 at 18:45

    Changing future behaviours by educating the young is vital. These sort of life skills and what it means to be a responsible citizen needs to be imbedded into the education system.
  • Posted by Debbiec793 October 04, 2019 at 23:08

    Schools should also be educating on what can be recycled and encourage children and families to make the make the extra effort to recycle things not in allowed by the council eg crisp packets, toothpaste tubes etc. There are plenty of local places but people don't know. It's not good enough to say 'Reduce, Reuse, recycle' anymore, without going the extra mile to clean the community and have social responsibility.
  • Posted by Moneypenny October 05, 2019 at 20:22

    Totally agree... however in my experience some schools do not want to acknowledge or take responsibility for the litter dropped in the vicinity by their pupils. It’s something we all have to tackle together.
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