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Primary pupils say - keep our streets clean

Pupils who designed the poster Credit: Scottish Borders Council

Pupils from the Burgh Primary School in Galashiels have designed an anti-littering poster to display around the town.

The ‘Litter Busters’ class project saw the primary one pupils jointly produce the colourful poster, also targeting dog-fouling, which have been posted in the school and the surrounding area.

Staff from Scottish Borders Council’s Neighbourhood Services team spoke to the children as part of the project and it is hoped their message of ‘Don’t be mean – keep Gala clean’ will encourage townsfolk to put their litter in the bin and clean up after their dogs.

“I am delighted to see the young pupils from Burgh Primary take an interest in the appearance of their town.

“I hope the children spread the word about the project to their families and friends and members of the public take notice of the posters. It is important everyone takes responsibility for maintaining and improving our environment and it would be great if people paid attention to the posters, resulting in less litter and dog fouling in Galashiels.”

– Craig Blackie, SBC’s Neighbourhood Area Manager for Eildon

"Primary one have really enjoyed learning about the importance of reducing litter.

“They had fun designing the poster to make more people aware of our litter problems in and around our school. We hope our posters will encourage more people to put their litter in the bin and help ‘Keep Gala Clean’. I would like to thank all those involved, as it has been a great experience for the children.”

– Primary one teacher Amy Fall