Forest pupils join ‘Clean for the Queen’

Pupils from the Preparatory and Senior Schools took part in several litter picks which included the Prep School playground and the public field in front of the School, which is known as Johnian’s Field.

Clean for the Queen has been organised by Keep Britain Tidy ahead of the monarch’s 90th birthday to encourage people to care for their community. More than 200,000 people across the country were expected to join litter pick events on Friday.

Pre-Preparatory teacher, Mrs Arnold, said: “The pupils enjoyed being part of the clean-up and it was a great way for them to learn more about the importance of keeping the environment clean.”

One of the pupil litter collectors described the event as a “fantastic chance to clean up the local area,” while another added “cleaning up means more people can enjoy their surroundings.”

Speaking about the event, Warden Mr Faccinello said: “It was great to see Forest School pupils eagerly collecting litter along with so many others across the borough and country as a practical celebration of the Queen’s birthday.

“Environmental awareness is central to a rounded education and we all benefit from looking after our local neighbourhoods’ wonderful natural surroundings.”