Clean for The Queen is a national campaign to tidy up Britain in time for Her Majesty the Queen's 90th birthday, which will be officially celebrated in June. Year 7 students from Huxlow Science College blitzed the school grounds on Thursday 3rd March 2016. They did a fantastic job, clearing away 27 bottles, 70 pieces of paper, 436 plastic bags or packaging items, 11 cans and 34 pens in all.
The Clean for the Queen campaign calls litter “a growing menace that affects our wildlife, streets, countryside and sense of pride. What better way could we show our gratitude to Her Majesty than to clean up our country?” They are calling on individuals, volunteer groups, local councils, businesses and schools to do their bit.
The Huxlow students intend to take it a step further and continue with their work, taking care of the school environment on a regular basis. The volunteers involved had a great afternoon, enthusiastically supported by Mrs Huchet, Mrs Silvestre, Miss Cipriani and Ms Sweeney.
Many more Huxlow students will have the opportunity to get involved in this project over the coming months. All members of the community can take part in the national “Clean for the Queen” campaign, led by Country Life magazine and supported by Keep Britain Tidy, by registering at www.cleanforthequeen.co.uk