St Clare’s pupils clean up at Newton Beach

St Clare’s 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. 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.  The clean-up is a community element of the school’s new Enrichment Programme includes everything from debating skills, music, cookery, film and Duke of Edinburgh.

Despite strong gales, the Year 7 and Year 8 pupils armed with litter-pickers had a very successful clean-up and collected bags full of plastics which had washed up onto Newton Beach after the very heavy winds.

Headteacher, Helen Hier said, “St Clare’s takes its social responsibility very seriously and outdoor learning is important to the wellbeing of our pupils from our Nursery 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.”