Mum bans daughter from joining in park clean-up
“Jasmin’s got exams coming up and I think she should be in school rather than having a day out and doing this sort of thing. I know a few other parents have stopped their children taking part in this clean up as well.”
The teenager will now be taking part in the enrichment day by helping out at a nursery.
Head teacher at the school, Lesley Ellis, said that full risk assessments have been completed and that students will be wearing protective gloves and using litter pickers.
She said: “Some students are participating in the Clean Up Kent Campaign which involves spending about one-and-a-half hours helping to clean up Victoria Park.
Citizenship is a compulsory part of the curriculum. All activities we do have been fully risk assessed by both the school and Clean Up Kent.”
Vandalism and damage to the park’s playground equipment has been highlighted in recent weeks by our Clean Victoria campaign, which calls on Ashford council to improve conditions in the park’s two popular children’s play areas.
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