3rd Dec, 2016

Balsall Common nature club clean up their school's act

Solihull Editorial 22nd Nov, 2015 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

A SOLIHULL nature club armed with litter grabbers and bin bags is on a mission to clean up its school.

Over 80 nature-loving pupils at Balsall Common Primary School joined forces with the Love Solihull initiative in a bid to tackle litter around the playground.

Jacqui Clark, the school’s nature club leader, said “The children loved the activity and gained an insight into how litter can affect their environment.

“We have a thriving nature club and try to give the children lots of fun and educational activities relating to the world around us.”

The club was supported by the Love Solihull projects, which works with individuals, communities, schools and businesses to help make the borough a cleaner, greener place to live.

Coun Tony Dicicco, Cabinet Member for Environment, Housing & Regeneration, said he was ‘thrilled’ to see young Silhillians taking an interest in looking after the environment.

He added: “It is vital to get young people engaging in green activities and I sincerely hope more members of the community take the opportunity to get involved in with the Love Solihull campaign.

“We all have a duty to protect our environment and in joining forces with the Council we can all help to keep Solihull a great place to live, work and visit.”

To find out more about the Love Solihull campaign, visit www.lovesolihull.org