Pupils and teachers at Eastmuir ASL Primary School are backing our campaign with regular clean-ups. But on one recent litter-picking session, they noticed the nearby wood was in desperate need of attention.
Teacher and eco committee co-ordinator Elaine Gwynne, explains: "Each month, Gabe Wortman from the Community Action Team takes one class from our school – and usually some parents – to pick up litter from the local area.
"During our litter picks, we noticed that the woodland area next to our school was in a bad way.
"People had dumped rubbish – everything from a car bumper to a bench and lots more.
"We decided we wanted to do out bit for Streets Ahead and help to 'make Glasgow better' so we organised a big clean-up and cleared all the rubbish.
"We also planted daffodil and tulip bulbs for the spring."
The school's long-term plan is to turn the woodland into an outdoor classroom.
"We think the area has great potential, not just for the school but for the whole community," adds Elaine.
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