Year 5 take part in a beach clean

Year 5 spent the morning completing a beach clean with the help of the National Trust.

The beach clean was part of the conservation element of their John Muir award, something which all of Year 5 complete during their time at Truro Prep School.

The pupils scoured Chapel Porth Beach for any litter that they could find whilst also learning about the negative impact of pollution on the environment.

Steve Sudworth, the National Trust’s Lead Ranger from Godrevy to St Agnes, led the morning. Talking about the significance of involving schools in events such as beach cleans he said,

“It’s really important because the next generation caring about plastic, pollution and waste is vital to us reducing the issue in the future. It’s great that they come and get involved and get engaged with the problem so that they can make positive change in the future.”

He continued,

“I hope that they take away the importance of reducing plastic waste, have the care, and love to pick it up if they see it and know that they can really make a change for others around them.”

Speaking about the trip, the pupils said,

“I really enjoyed picking up the litter and climbing on the rocks.” – Alice

“My favourite part of the day was finding the biggest piece of litter.” – Charlie