Bede’s Pupils get involved in Eastbourne’s Great Park Clean

May 15, 2019

On Friday 10 May, over 200 pupils from Bede’s Prep and Senior Schools volunteered their time to litter pick at local public spaces for Eastbourne’s Great Park Clean, which was organised by Oliver Sterno of the Plastic Free Eastbourne campaign.

Bede’s Prep pupils in Years 3 to 8 volunteered in groups to clean park spaces in the nearby Meads End area, while pupils from the Lower Fifth to Upper Sixth at Bede’s Senior School in Upper Dicker were assigned Five Acres Field.

Mr Giles Entwisle, Headmaster at Bede’s Prep, said: “Having anticipated collecting a fairly small amount of waste, I was surprised by the amount of litter that the pupils managed to uncover and clear away from a relatively small area.

“Members of the public were forthcoming with positive feedback and the pupils really enjoyed doing something practical to take care of their local environment. Well done to all those who took part.”

Mrs Mary Leggett, Head of Partnerships and Social Responsibility, led the Bede’s Senior School group.

She added: “It was a wonderful morning, and all pupils felt it was such a great and worthwhile event – with many wanting to take part in environmental clean-up events on a regular basis. Members of the public approached the pupils to say thank you and were so appreciative of the pupils’ efforts. It was a very successful day.”

The event followed a Plastic Free Eastbourne workshop at Bede’s Senior School with Sixth Form pupils, focussing on how they could contribute to caring for the environment at the beginning of May.

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