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Community Champs in Action

Armed with litter pickers and rubbish sacks, a group of children from Ramsgate Arts primary have been clearing up their town.

The ongoing clean-up campaign fronted by town mayor Cllr Raushan Ara has inspired girls and boys from RAPS to once again reinforce their efforts to support their community.

The group from Years 5 and 6 tidied Montefiore Woodland off Dumpton Park Drive and then turned their attention to the Boundary Road park closer to the town centre.

Assistant Head of School Hannah Dannell said: “They did a great job and filled around 30 bin bags full of any litter they could find including bottles, cans, plastics, carrier bags and much more. They walked more than five miles and were really tired when they returned to school but were glad they had managed to lend a hand in cleaning up parts of their community. It was a terrific effort and they should feel very proud.”

RAPS also has its own group of children acting as Eco Guardians who monitor how the school cares for the planet, the community, and they look at issues including recycling, litter clearing, reducing the use of plastic and using electricity wisely in school, and protecting wildlife.

Head of School Nick Budge said: “Our core value at RAPS is that caring for the environment never stops.

“As they progress through our year groups our children become actively aware of how important it is to be responsible ranging from clearing rubbish and recycling through to the impact that humans have upon the environment, deforestation, climate change, pollution, fair trade, and renewable and non-renewable energy.”

Ramsgate Arts Primary School is part of the Viking Academy Trust with Upton Junior School and Chilton Primary School.

*For more information, contact Head of School Nick Budge on 01843 582847