Fund­ing boost for lit­ter project

The Galloway News - - SCHOOL NEWS -

Kells Pri­mary has been handed fund­ing to help tackle lit­ter.

The New Gal­loway school is one of 34 across the coun­try to share in more than £6,000 as part of the Wrigley Lit­ter Less cam­paign which aims to help young­sters tackle ris­ing lit­ter lev­els. The school will re­ceive £200 to­wards its ef­forts. Ed­u­ca­tion de­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer at Keep Scot­land Beau­ti­ful, Michelle Gil­lan, said: “Since its launch in 2013, the Wrigley Lit­ter Less cam­paign has worked with al­most 170 schools and nurs­eries Scot­land-wide to en­gage young peo­ple and ac­ti­vate them to take ac­tion and help ad­dress our ris­ing lit­ter lev­els.

“It is fan­tas­tic to see such sig­nif­i­cant lev­els of en­thu­si­asm and com­mit­ment from the par­tic­i­pants. The cam­paign is clearly help­ing to cre­ate Scot­land’s fu­ture en­vi­ron­men­tal am­bas­sadors.”

Lit­ter Less is an an­nual cam­paign or­gan­ised in Scot­land by en­vi­ron­men­tal char­ity Keep Scot­land Beau­ti­ful on be­half of the Foun­da­tion of En­vi­ron­men­tal Ed­u­ca­tion (FEE) and spon­sored by the Wrigley Foun­da­tion.

Lit­ter Less ac­tiv­i­ties will run through­out the whole year and are be­ing de­liv­ered as part of eco-schools pro­grammes in 12 coun­tries world­wide, in­clud­ing Scot­land.

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