News story from Kingswood School

Helping The Environment With A Beach Clean

On Sunday, 19 students and three members of staff made the most of the superb autumn weather to take part in a beach clean on Newton beach, Porthcawl.

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23rd November 2021 — After a quick pit stop on the way there they were greeted on arrival by Freddie who had beaten them to the beach and already done a super job in filling a bin liner. Armed with litter pickers and bin liners, the Kingwood team set about picking rubbish and debris from the sea defences, dunes and tidelines.

Key finds amongst the multitudes of discarded cans, bottles, lolly sticks and fishing wire included a fridge door and three sadly deceased dogfish. After collecting eight bin liners worth of plastic and rubbish the team enjoyed some well-earned lunch before taking part in a high class game of rounders and even higher class game of beach football.

Mr Musgrove, Physics teacher and the leader in our Sustainability Committee said of the event, “To see the passion and engagement from our pupils in this beach clean was wonderful. Kingswood is a school with a huge focus on sustainability and we encourage pupils to consider their own consumption and waste. We have been doing this activity for many years and often find others doing the same thing. It is reassuring to see that we are not alone in our efforts to try to tackle the problem we face today. By hopefully changing our mind-set and behaviours it will lead to an improvement in the world we will leave behind.”

A huge thank you to all who took part.

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Kingswood School (Coed 1-18) is a day and boarding school in Somerset.

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