Green pupils clean up the West Links

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Primary six and seven pupils at Ladyloan were doing their bit for the environment on Thursday by carrying out a clean up at the West Links.

The entire school has been working towards gaining green flag status and two of the areas the school has been focusing on are litter and the school grounds.

And as they are the school beside the sea the children thought it would be a good idea to focus their attention to beach litter.

The planning process for the event began back in January.

The children researched the necessary requirements to host a beach clean and they contacted Angus Council’s waste department, who supplied extra litter pickers and collected the waste after the clean up.

They also collected plastic bottles separately, which were recycled at the school.

Letters were also carefully written to a selection of local businesses requesting participation, resources and advertisement.

The school received some much needed support from Tesco Arbroath who supplied bin liners and disposable gloves as well as sending along Shirley to help in the school effort.

In addition the Signal Tower Museum offered toilet facilities as well as a place to have lunch. The school was most thankful for that, and to Diane Edgar from E and O Fish who also kindly donated her time.

Teacher Lisa Ferrie said: “We are all very grateful to everyone, including parents of the children who came along on the day to help us clean up West Links. This event has played a huge contribution to us now being the proud new owners of green flag status.

“The children have worked very hard to achieve this and will endeavour to maintain the high standard of eco awareness at Ladyloan Primary.”