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RAPS Children Aid The Mayor’s Clean Up Campaign

Young ‘eco guardians’ from Ramsgate Arts primary are helping keep their town tidy

Children from year 6 are the latest from the school to back Mayor Cllr Raushan Ara in her ongoing regular war against litter and rubbish.

In recent years RAPS pupils have been at the forefront supporting the community effort to make sure the local environment around their school and the town centre is spic and span.

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This time the group accompanied by teachers met the civic leader in the middle of town and, armed with litter pickers and bin bags, they tackled litter in car parks and the high street area.

Cllr Ara said she is “delighted with the support” she receives from the community as part of her regular purges against rubbish in and around the town.

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And RAPS Head of School Nick Budge said: “This is real community spirit in action. The mayor and her team of volunteers do a great job for Ramsgate and our school is always pleased to play a part.

“RAPS has a strong community belief and we encourage our children to support their environment in any way they can.”

Children also 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.

Mr Budge added: “Our core value at RAPS is that caring for the environment never stops.

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“As they progress through our year groups our children become actively aware of how important it is to be responsible with conservation in mind, 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