Don’t Mess with Manchester

On Friday 21st June all of our Year 7 students took part in BBC Radio Manchester’s litter campaign.

The campaign named ‘Don’t mess with Manchester’ aimed to get local people committed to looking after their environment, a belief that we at Kingsway hold dear.

As such, all form groups were given an area across Gatley and Cheadle to go and collect litter. It was surprising what we managed to find: a sofa, a patio chair, a BBQ and odd shoes, in addition to a range of random litter!

With a form competition as a little incentive, students collected over two full industrial bins’ worth of rubbish. Jake Harrop in 7N said “I have never been this excited about litter before!

In addition to the work in our community, a number of our students also returned to their primary school to act as ambassadors for the school and show what shining examples they can be. We also featured on BBC Radio Manchester, and Miss Hunt represented the school, talking about how we got involved and how the environment ties to our curriculum. Richard, from the BBC, said he thought that we were the largest litter pick across the whole of Manchester, which is a great achievement.

Well done to all Year 7s!

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