We are a group of schools in the Kingsbury community who work to support each other and our community. We work within collaborative projects to extend our pupils’ learning beyond the classroom. We are currently working on teaching our pupils about collective responsibility; we are campaigning to clean up our community through a series of litter picking sessions outside our schools. In addition, back in the classroom, we are learning how to reduce, recycle & reuse to reduce our waste. We will all be working to create a range of items to inspire our community to re-think how they manage their waste. We will also be designing leaflets and posters to display within our community libraries & civic centre to further promote the ethos of “Love Where You Live.”
We are endeavouring to engage with our neighbours; to raise awareness that we all need to work together in keeping our community clean. We anticipate having a positive impact and would like to have a “parade/carnival” throughout Kingsbury to showcase our message. We believe it is a very important local issue. By involving school pupils, we believe we will be educating our future local residents; hopefully encouraging local pride.
Here is what the pupils have to say about the project:
‘’We’ve decide to take action, there’s so much litter being dropped by people thinking that someone else can pick it up. We want to set an example to our community and make them realise that we have to work together to clean up our area. Today when we were litter picking during our lunchtime, we met 2 residents who thanked us for caring because they too were upset about the mess.’’ (Andreea- Year 6)
‘’We were litter picking today to tell people in our community that they should put their rubbish in the bin. We want to make sure our community is clean and environmentally friendly.’’ (Maisa – Year 3)
‘’It is important to keep our environment and community tidy because we want to show that Brent is a lovely place to live. People who live here need to make sure they put their litter in the bins – Keep Brent Tidy!’’ (Nevena-Year 4)
‘’For me it was shocking to see that there was way more litter especially caught up in the Schools’ gate.
I think the wind blew the rubbish towards the fence, if the rubbish had been picked up, this wouldn’t happen!’’ (Leena ALJORANI – Year 5)
‘’We need to make our area clean to avoid pollution.
We need to educate our community to pick up their litter, we must work together.’’ (Paba MALAWWETHANTHRI – Year 5)
‘’I was shocked because there was so much rubbish.We must all be more responsible to put our rubbish in the bin so that our community would be so much better. ‘’ (Antonio POP – Year 3)
‘’We were disappointed by how much rubbish there was on our streets. It seems that people in our community are not caring about their environment and how it looks!’’ (Hussainali SACHOO/ Simran JOSHI – Year 6)