As part of the ‘I Care for Crowborough’ event last week, children and young people joined other eager volunteers to ‘do their bit’ to clean up the town.
The new initiative, spearhead by Crowborough Town Council, was launched on Monday at the Bluebell Wood (more photos on Facebook), with infants from Ashdown School taking part Among the adults who turned-up to litter pick around the town were members of the WI and staff from Waitrose. Janet Hogg, Deputy Head told CrowboroughLife why the school wanted to get involved:
Being an Eco school means that environmental issues are part of our ethos at Ashdown Primary. Our Year 2 Learning Journey this term is all about saving the planet and we wanted the children to realise this meant locally as well as globally. We also want the children to be proud of where they live and to know they can take an active part in keeping Crowborough tidy.
I consider the ‘I Care for Crowborough’ event was a great success. The aim was to generate a feeling of Civic Pride in Crowborough and there was evidence of this during the week when we involved young people through three schools and the scouts and were met with great enthusiasm. Giving out the flyers gave us the opportunity to speak many of the residents of Crowborough and the general response was ‘what a great idea’. Members of the public joined in with the litter picks and the pick and party day.I would like to say a huge thank you to everybody involved and and ask that the message ‘I Care for Crowborough, Do you?’ continues to be promoted.