Kids clean up
Boston's tenth annual big clean-up takes place next month, but children have already completed the Big Schools Clean-up.
Pupils from around the borough have joined in with the Big School Clean-up, organised by Jenny Moore, Boston Borough Councils environment and sustainability officer, as part of Boston's annual Big Clean-up 2017, now in its 10th successful year.
In all weathers the pupils have enthusiastically picked litter from areas around their schools and found many amazing items of rubbish. Chair seats, flower pots, gloves, footballs and dog toys have filled the bulging bin liners.
545 pupils from Boston West Academy, Wyberton Primary, Hawthorn Tree Primary, Swineshead Primary, Tower Road Academy, Staniland Academy, Butterwick Primary and Carlton Road Academy took part.
Miss Greasley, at Carlton Road Academy, agreed that the Big School Cleanup helped the pupils to gain a "greater understanding of the environment and the effects on animals and wildlife" and the pupils said that the litter made the area "look bad" and clearing the rubbish helped with "nature, plants and wildlife habitats". Teacher Sian Bush-Cavell, at Butterwick Primary, said that it was important to the pupils to learn how to "care for the local community in which they live and help keep it clean". Pupils had seen similar activity in Boston and asked if they could be involved locally. May, 8, said the cleaning was important "so that the environment is nice and clean" and Sienna, 8, pointed out that "creatures could be caught and harmed in the rubbish".
The Boston Big Clean-up is one of the biggest community events of the year and takes place from Monday, April 10, to Thursday, April 13 - starting from Boston Borough Council in West Street. You can sign up now using the online pledge form, by contacting Jen Moore at Boston Borough Council on 01205 314583 or by emailing Jen at firstname.lastname@example.org