LitterGram helps to educate local children

Local company LitterGram is visiting Woodlands Junior School, in Tonbridge this Thursday 12th May, to educate the children on Litter and its effects on the environment.

The 96 children will be presented with an educational but fun session based around litter and its negative affects to our environment. This will be presented by Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council’s Environmental Projects Coordinator. The children will then be presented with Litter packs and pickers, followed by a litter pick in the school grounds. They will also receive a LitterGram T-shirt.

Mayor of Tonbridge and Malling, Cllr Owen Baldock will be attending to support this initiative, he says

“I hope all the children taking part have fun learning about litter and carrying out a litter-pick of the school grounds – My wife and I are keen litter-pickers ourselves so it’s great to see some serious environmental messages being put across in a fun yet educational way”.

Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council is the first Kent area Council to adopt the free LitterGram Council Portal connecting them directly to users of the app in the borough. This breakthrough moment comes after a year of trialling the app and many months of working closely with the council's waste team to ensure that a local authority's needs are met from a back end usability point of view whilst ensuring the front end app remains extremely simple for the general user.

LitterGram hope to work with more councils in Kent and continue presenting to more schools across the area.

Mary Priestley, Headteacher of Woodlands Junior School, said

”I see litter as importantly as education and the awareness of behaviour and welcome this session as part of the school day”.

LitterGram has recently launched its Education Partner scheme. To find out more, please visit the link below;

LitterGram Education Partners