My name is Amanda Fitzroy and I’m the Outreach Officer for LAGER Can.  As well as the many individual and event litter picks that LAGER Can is well renowned for, we are also actively encouraging children and young people to take part in litter picking.  Many primary schools, Scouts groups and sports associations are regularly litter picking in their local areas in the Borough.

My contact details are:

Amanda Fitzroy

Mobile: 07946 543491 Email: outreach.lagercan2020@gmail.com

The first primary school to take part in regular litter picks was Khalsa Primary School in Norwood Green. They have been litter picking fortnightly since July 2021. Because of their perseverance and dedication they won Keep Britain Tidy’s Young Litter Heroes Award in 2022.

Other schools now involved in regular litter picking are St Anselm’s RC Primary School (Southall), St Mary’s CofE Primary School (Norwood Green), St Gregory’s RC Primary School (Ealing), Our Lady of the Visitation Catholic Primary School (Greenford), Dairy Meadow (Southall), Hobbayne (Hanwell), West Acton and Viking (Northolt) Primary Schools.

St Anselm’s RC Primary School and St Mary’s CofE Primary School were joint winners of  Southall Community Alliance’s Team of the Year Award in 2023.

The 1st North Ealing, Pitshanger, 1st Hanwell, 5th Hanwell and 7th Hanwell Scouts have invited LAGER Can to attend their meetings to talk about the challenges posed by litter, and join them for litter picks.

Southall Athletic Football Club, based on the sports pitches behind Norwood Hall, completed their first litter pick around Norwood Green in November 2023, with over 60 players and their coaches taking part. Over 80 bags of litter were collected. Another litter pick is planned soon.

Our aim for 2024 is to get even more schools and other organisations involved in litter picking. The enthusiasm shown by children when on a group litter pick, and their determination to pick up even the smallest piece of litter, is a joy to see.

Below are quotes from children from St Mary’s RC Primary School.

‘Not only does litter picking benefit the environment and nature, it also benefits you and all humanity.’ (Krish, Y6)

‘Litter picking encourages children to look after their own area and take responsibility.’ (Kyrie, Y6)

If your school or youth organisation would like to take part in regular litter picking I am happy to arrange a meeting with you to go through the practicalities of group litter picking with children, as well as arranging the provision of equipment such as litter pickers, gloves and LAGER Can high-vis vests.