22nd March 2019

All of the school children took part in a Litter-Pick organised to collect and safely dispose of rubbish from the streets, parks and woodlands of their village. The Great British Spring Clean, the country's biggest-ever community clear up run by the charity Keep Britain Tidy, is hoping to inspire over 500,000 people nationally to join forces to collect as much rubbish from our communities as possible between 22 March – 23 April 2019.

Barrington Spring Clean was organised by the school’s new Ministry of Environment. The Ministry of Environment, which is being co-run by eco-minded parents from the school, is designed to help empower children with an interest in the environment to drive change, to improve their environmental awareness and to get the whole school and the wider community involved in projects to help their local environment. In January 2019, the Barrington Primary School’s Ministry of Environment launched a ‘Design an Anti-Litter banner’ competition to help the village to reduce the problem of litter in their community. The overall winner’s ‘Keep Barrington Tidy’ design has been printed onto a banner which is now being proudly displayed prominently in the village of Barrington.

The children were extremely enthusiastic litter pickers and the piles of black bags at the end of the afternoon are testament to how much litter was collected!