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Environmental champions in Blenheim Road School

We went to visit children at a Cwmbran school to ask them to imagine what their grandparents would say if they spotted them dropping litter.

Two members of our sttaff visited Blenheim Road Community Primary School to encourage pupils to look after their community.

Tracey James, our community manager for St Dials, and Ria Gibbs, our community involvement officer, told a story about ‘Granny Gibbs’ who lives in St Dials and how dropping litter and dumping rubbish on the streets is affecting her.

Tracey said: “We visited the Blenheim Road After School Club run by Torfaen Play Service. We wanted to bring Granny Gibbs to life so Ria surprised the children by arriving dressed up in character.

“The reaction of the children was brilliant.  We told them about how dumping rubbish and vandalism, or just generally causing a nuisance in the area can affect Granny Gibbs and it made them think about the consequences of their actions in a different way,

“We asked them to think about the little things they could do to make Granny Gibbs’ life easier.  When the story was finished we awarded them all with our Environmental Champions certificates.”

Ria and Tracy with pupils from Blenheim road school

Granny Gibbs and Tracy with pupils from Blenheim road school

Ria dressed as Granny Gibbs

Ria dressed as Granny Gibbs