Be The Change Bristol

Bristol schools take action on litter!

In November 2017 Be The Change UK reached the city of Bristol for a week of positive Anti-Litter Action. 

The Time To Act Is NOW

BE THE CHANGE BRISTOL IN NUMBERS

  • 1800 pupils reached through assemblies and class workshops
  • 12 Schools receiving Be The Change class bundles
  • 12 interactive class workshops
  • 12 ‘Trash Mob’ school litter investigations took place removing 48KG of litter!
  • 6 schools to enter the inaugural Be The Change North East Awards
  • £250 to be awarded to the winning school

 

The pupils of Bristol have been hard at work investigating, inventing and implementing their positive Anti-Litter Action plans which we cannot wait to share with you via this online platform.

Entry #1: The Park Primary School

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Team Name: Team Litter Pickers

Anti-Litter Action Plan: Team Litter Pickers have designed a persuasive bin. The bin is eye catching and user friendly with the slogan “I eat your rubbish, feed me please” on the front.

How will they implement their idea? : Team Litter pickers would like to create a video that would encourage people to use the new bin and be shown around the world!

Entry #2: Ashton Gate Out of School Care

 

 

Team Name: Diamond Sword

Anti-Litter Action Plan: Team Diamond sword are proposing to make a ‘rubbish catwalk’ using the litter that is found in the school grounds.

How will they implement their idea? : Team Diamond Sword will be proposing their idea at the school council meeting, the catwalk itself will take two – three hours and will be a fantastic way to raise awareness while having fun!

Entry #3: Hawkesbury School

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Team Name: The Bin Savers of Hawkesbury School

Anti-Litter Action Plan: We are planning a school competition to revolutionise our boring bins. The tasteless,depressing bins look like they’ve been there since 1988. We want to remake them so they are fun and also interest younger children in the environmental issues facing our world in this day and age. We are a small child-led group of 10 who weekly award one class the most eco-friendly class of the week, based on a lunchtime class inspection
around the whole school grounds.

How will they implement their idea? : We meet once a week and we try to discuss how to save
animals by picking up our litter. We want to make our school bins less boring and make them more appealing for children young and old to use.

Entry #4: The Park Primary School

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Team Name: The Recyclers

Anti-Litter Action Plan: We would like to create a bin the can sense when someone is near, as you walk past the bin it will say “Put your litter in the bin.”

How will they implement their idea? : A cheaper option would be to create colorful bin sleeves to make the existing bins more inviting to use.

Entry #5: Ashton Gate Out of School Care

 

Team Name: Litter Scores!

Anti-Litter Action Plan: “Lot’s of people like sport so it would make it more fun to turn our bins into basketball hoops

Rule #1: If you don’t score try again, don’t leave it on the floor

Rule #2: If the litter item is light scrunch it into a ball to make it easier.”

How will they implement their idea? : Team litter scores would use the £250 grant to buy the materials needed to create their basketball bins.

 

Entry #6: The Park Primary School

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Team Name: We Can Change The World

Anti-Litter Action Plan: ‘We can change the world’ have identified where they find the most litter in their community: The skate park and by the pond at school.

How will they implement their idea? :  This team would like to up-cycle the litter found in these areas and make them into new items. How cool is that!?

Entry #7 Culver Hill School

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Team Name: Culver Hill Promises

Anti-Litter Action Plan: The pupils of Culver Hill School have created these beautiful posters that illustrate their Anti-Litter Promises. “We have made pledges that we would like to put on a new bin for the playground. We also litter pick which we really enjoy”.

How will they implement their idea? :  The pupils have promised to pick up litter from their playground every day as well as encouraging others to do the same. They would like to print there pledges onto a new bin in the school playground

Participating Schools

Thank You to: Bishop Road Primary School, The park Primary School, St Patricks School, Ashton Gate Out of School Care, Hawkesbury School and Culver Hill School for participating in Be The Change Bristol.