St Clare’s helps the planet with a beach clean-up

Students from St Clare's independent private school on Newton Beach with the rubbish they have collected

Clearing up plastic waste

As anyone who has watched Blue Planet will know, at least 8 million tonnes of plastic are dumped in the oceans every year where it chokes, entangles and poisons marine life. Here at Clare’s School in picturesque Newton on the outskirts of Porthcawl, we decided to help clean up the plastic waste we unfortunately now find in our oceans and on all of our beaches / coastal areas due to modern day living.

Despite gloomy grey skies, our Year 11 students armed with litter-pickers had a really successful clean-up and collected 12 bags of rubbish as well as a big fishing crate, all of which had washed up onto Newton Beach after the last few weeks of unusually heavy storms.

Social Responsibility

St Clare’s takes its social responsibility very seriously and outdoor learning is important to the wellbeing of our pupils from our Nursery up to Sixth Form. We’re very fortunate to be so close to the glorious Heritage Coastline and it’s crucial that we all play a part in taking care of it. A spirit of adventure and a creative, intuitive approach inspires our learning and yields superb academic and other results. We help our students to better understand the links between the personal and the wider community whether local or global and we are very proud to belong to Cognita, a worldwide group of 67 schools in Europe, Latin America and South-East Asia.