Students braved the colder weather on Thursday morning with a leisurely stroll up the Kenilworth Road in Balsall Common… to pick up litter!

The litter picking team

Supplied with essential equipment of litter tongs and refuse bags by Solihull Council, our team of ten students donned high-viz vests and set off at 9.25 up the Kenilworth Road.  With instructions not to touch anything with their hands, they soon zoomed in on bits of rubbish along the roadside, footpath and verges.

The litter pickers were joined by local resident volunteer Rachel and Alison Lee from SMBC who chatted to the students and helped with rooting out rubbish as they made their way along the road to the village centre and back down the other side back towards school.

Our group of pickers included students from most years from Year 7 to Year 13 – a good representation of our school community.

Alison from Solihull Council said: “It was lovely to meet Mrs Henton and the students – they are a real credit to the school and I am sure as a School Council they will go on to achieve lots of fantastic things.”

If you would like to volunteer your services follow this link to the Love Solihull volunteer registration form online.  “If any students and their families want to obtain their own free litter picking kit, which can be collected from Balsall Common Library, to enable them to volunteer outside of school,” said Alison.

Well done and thank you team for your great work.  You managed to collect eight bags of rubbish in a short time!