School eco team tackles beach litter

Bideford youngsters roll up their sleeves during an afternoon out of the classroom.

EAST-The-Water Community Primary School pupils have been doing their bit to help keep North Devon’s beaches clean and tidy.

An eco team from the school joined forces with Mrs Recycle – aka Cathy Karniewicz – and their local Tesco store to tackle marine litter at Westward Ho! The beach clean was organised as part of Tesco’s Community Champion action plan, supported by SodaStream, designed to promote recycling in North Devon schools.

A �1,000 donation by Sodastream, a supporting partner of Climate Week, will help fund an educational beach cleaning programme at Westward Ho! beach over the coming year.

Sallie Mckay Roper, community champion at Bideford Tesco, said: “The beach clean will be a great way for the local community to become engaged in caring for their environment, while assisting further research into the extent of the problem.”

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