Youngsters use beach clean at North-east nature reserve to learn about plastics

Junior 7 class at Lathallan school took part in a beach clean at St Cyrus Nature Reserve on Thursday.

Pupils at a North-east school helped clean a beach at a nature reserve.

The junior seven class at Lathallan School, near Johnshaven, carried out the beach clean at St Cyrus Nature Reserve.

The pupils had been inspired to do more for the environment having completed a recent school debate on whether plastic is beneficial.

Some of the pupils were key speakers in the debate where they researched pollution of the seas and oceans.

During the beach clean the pupils worked in groups and were all given tasks and shared the responsibility.

A graph was produced after to show the types of litter collected by pupils.

Headmaster at the school Richard Toley said he was proud the pupils took part in the beach clean to help the environment.

He said: “This is another great example of learning outside the classroom which is embedded in our curriculum.

“I am also proud of the pupils’ proactive nature and commitment to the local community.”