Housebuilder helps Mearns Primary School pupils combat litter

MACTAGGART & Mickel has helped pupils at Mearns Primary School with their campaign to reduce litter in Newton Mearns.

The housebuilder supplied 23 primary three pupils with litter pickers and branded high-vis vests to undertake a litter pick on the school playground, car park, and planting around the school – collecting over 30 bags of rubbish in total.

Mrs Harrison-Zdunczyk, Mearns primary teacher, said, “The class have become very passionate about taking part in a litter pick after learning about the environmental impacts littering can have. Through our innovative curriculum, Mearns Masters, the children have campaigned to reduce litter in our local community and raise awareness of this issue.

“The school have worked with Mactaggart & Mickel on many occasions since they started their Stewart Gardens development across the road from the school and we are delighted they’ve supported our litter picking project by supplying litter picking equipment and high vis vests for the children, teachers and parents to wear, complete with the litter picking logo designed by a pupil our class.”

“The class were ecstatic to have collected over 30 bags of litter, and we intend to make this type of activity a regular occurrence in Primary 3.”

Jordana Young, community engagement coordinator for Mactaggart & Mickel, which is part of the Springfield Group, added, “Looking after the environment is something we carefully consider across each brand within the Springfield Group from design and all the way through construction. We were delighted the pupils at Mearns Primary school shared our enthusiasm and are pleased to have supported their local litter pick.”