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North East embrace the Big Spring Clean

May 2nd, 2013 Category: Educational Establishments

A new campaign has been set up in the North East to help local communities take action in managing their neighborhoods and making them cleaner, greener places to live.

The Big Spring Clean is a new initiative being set up in County Durham to make the region ‘altogether greener’. There has been widespread support for the programme, which runs in line with Keep Britain Tidy’s ‘Love where you Live’ campaign. The aim is to involve as many community groups and individuals as possible to clean up their local community by taking part in litter picks during the campaign.

Youngsters at Teesdale School in Barnard Castle have taken it upon themselves to get actively engaged in proceedings, starting their own cleanup campaign to encourage other schools and pupils to take responsibility for their areas. Since starting the pupils admit to being quite shocked by how much litter lines the streets, and they will be raising awareness at a stall at the school's Big Breakfast Bazaar at the Parish Hall, in Newgate, on May 18, when they hope to encourage others to join in the clean-up.

Co-principal John Southeran said: “We are proud of the way our students take responsibility for the environment and are especially pleased with the initiative shown by these students to contribute to their own locality.”

For day-to-day cleaning chores, Nviro offer green cleaning services in schools and workplaces which can make the immediate environment an altogether more pleasant place to be. From classrooms, staff rooms, assembly halls and the library to the cafeteria, PE department and toilets, we ensure that the learning environment is hygienic and aesthetically pleasing.

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