Students backing litter-free cause

Cambridge Primary School’s 2018 house leaders, from left, back row: Jorja McLean, Caitlin Foote, Ashton Wallace, Millie Sanson. Front row: Olly Taylor and Piper Russell.

Cambridge Primary School launched a green initiative last week encouraging students to help keep their school beautiful school.

The “1 plus a day keeps the rubbish away” initiative gives a new take on the old “5 plus a day” adage, this time encouraging litter pick-up around the school.

Student house leaders at Cambridge Primary School originally came up with the idea last year, with the support of their principal Mike Pettit. Now Cambridge Middle School students, they returned to the school on Friday to officially launch the initiative at the end-of-week assembly.

“We’re trying to encourage people to pick up litter,” explained Millie Sanson, who came up with the slogan, “takes the rubbish away”.

Caitlin Foot, another 2018 house leader, helped drive the idea to make T-shirts to further promote the cause. “If every Cambridge Primary School student picked up one piece of rubbish each day, it would add up to over 400 pieces picked up daily,” she said.

The school still has a number of the “1 plus a day” T shirts in stock, which this year’s house leaders plan to give away at school assemblies to students who have showed a good initiative in picking up rubbish.

Cambridge Primary School’s 2018 house leaders, from left, back row: Jorja McLean, Caitlin Foote, Ashton Wallace, Millie Sanson. Front row: Olly Taylor and Piper Russell.

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