The MSP kicked off our Clean Up Scotland Spring Clean 2018 initiative at Brunstane Primary School, where she joined pupils to pick up litter from in and around the school grounds.
Ash Denham MSP joined us to call for volunteers from across the country to take part in the biggest clean up of Scotland yet – to work together to help transform the areas that they live and reduce the amount of litter on Scotland’s streets.
Ash Denham, MSP, commented: “I am delighted to have partnered with Keep Scotland Beautiful to start a campaign to tackle litter in Edinburgh Eastern. Everyone deserves to live in a neighbourhood they can take pride in. One step to any of this is to ensure each of us are leading when it comes to keeping our communities free of litter. I am excited to be working with Brunstane Primary pupils and encourage all of the community to come out and help us make our community clean and litter free.”
At Brunstane Primary School, every learner is involved in a Pupil Parliament group and one of these groups is The Eco Warriors. It has been their challenge to make Magdalene a cleaner place to be.
Brunstane Primary School Eco Warriors commented: “There is usually a lot of litter around our school and our houses and we don’t like it. We would love a cleaner place for us to play in. A Spring Clean sounds brilliant to us.”
Pete Leonard, our Operations Director commented: “We are very pleased to work with Ash to start our annual Spring Clean in Edinburgh. The pupils at Brunstane Primary School should be very proud of their hard work and determination in cleaning up and greening up the areas in and around their own school.
“With litter and flytipping at its worst level in ten years, Keep Scotland Beautiful is calling for everyone to help us to clean up Scotland as part of a national coordinated campaign. We know that this year we have already seen a 30% increase in people volunteering to clean up the places they care about, so we hope that we can make a significant difference this Spring.”
All registered Clean Up events taking place in April and May 2017 are able to apply to receive free treats for volunteers courtesy of Greggs, along with a clean up kit, including, Clean Up Scotland posters and stickers for children. Register now and be part of something big this spring!
This article originally appeared on Keep Scotland Beautiful