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Kids' campaign

PUBLISHED: 16:27 02 December 2008 | UPDATED: 10:59 11 August 2010

YOUNG environmentalists from Godwin Primary School have begun a campaign to clean up the rubbish-strewn Gores Brook. On a recent geography project the kids saw litter lining the banks of the stream, and abandoned shopping trolleys and other rubbish in the

YOUNG environmentalists from Godwin Primary School have begun a campaign to clean up the rubbish-strewn Gores Brook.

On a recent geography project the kids saw litter lining the banks of the stream, and abandoned shopping trolleys and other rubbish in the water.

It prompted them to take action to help make the park more pleasant for wildlife and for visitors.

In our Postbag, of November 19, pupils, Abdul Mukhtar and Jack Robbery informed borough residents of their 'revolting finds and the sickening smell' at the brook in Goresbrook Park.

The children were horrified by the state of the stream, which was choked by plastic bags, tin cans and used nappies.

Rats and flies were attracted to the filth, and creatures like birds, fish, and frogs who should thrive in the stream, were nowhere to be seen.

Abdul, aged nine, said: "I found lots of litter and shopping trolleys blocking the stream. If it was cleared up there would be lots of frogs and newts there."

Along with other children in their year and the help of teacher, Chris Wilding, Abdul and Jack wrote letters to newspapers, councillors, MPs and even Prime Minister, Gordon Brown.

These concerned young pupils warned the council and other residents about the dangers of dumping rubbish and the diseases spread by rodents.

They want officials to install signs in the park, install CCTV cameras and give talks about the importance of keeping the brook clean.


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