Ysgol Bryn Alyn in Wrexham
Left to right - Mrs Lisa Jones, Head of Years 7 and 8 at Ysgol Bryn Alyn, along with Caru Cymru Project Lead Emma Watson and Deputy Headteacher Mrs Jo Ebrey.

Ysgol Bryn Alyn has become the first school in Wrexham to receive its FREE litter-picking kit for adopting a Litter Free Zone.

Last week Wrexham Council’s Caru Cymru Project Lead Emma Watson visited the school – along with Wrexham’s Keep Wales Tidy Officer Shane Hughes – to deliver the kit, which includes 10 litter pickers, high-vis vests, a bag hoop and highly recognisable green litter sacks.

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Emma and Shane met with staff and pupils after they signed up to record the amount of litter they pick through an app specially designed to track litter-picks.

Emma says:

“As part of the new Caru Cymru initiative, Keep Wales Tidy launched the Litter Free Zone campaign to encourage schools and pupils to keep their communities litter-free and to help raise public awareness.

“Through the campaign, Keep Wales Tidy has offered free litter picking kits to the first 100 schools to sign up in Wales, but in Wrexham we’ve made free litter-picking kits available to all schools that adopt a Litter Free Zone.”

“Getting involved couldn’t be simpler and we’re asking schools across the county to adopt their own Litter Free Zones by registering their interest.”

Schools can register their interest by visiting the Keep Wales Tidy website.

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