River Clean Up!

By Support - October 29th, 2019 | Posted in News

One of our pupils, Alfie, took part in the first Plastic Free Guildford River Clean Up. This was a voluntary activity and helpers were provided with litter pickers, high viz vests and
bags. All the helpers walked a mile along the banks of the River Wey picking up litter that
they found.
This event was organised as part of Guildford’s bid to achieve Surfers Against Sewage
accredited Plastic Free Community status. Alfie and his parents managed to fill a black bin
bag and even recovered a tin of paint from the River bank as well as a metal rod and a large
bamboo stick.
Alfie was enthusiastic, dedicated and very polite to the other volunteers, he was especially
good at picking up bottle tops and had a very good eye for bottles in the bushes. This
activity has inspired Alfie’s family to arrange their own local clean-up of the common near
their home.