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Clean sweep for Cromer students as they tidy up the town

Published on 29/03/19

Hundreds of students have done their bit to keep Cromer tidy as the whole school gave the town and beach a sparkling spring clean.

The Cromer Academy pupils filled dozens of black bags with litter as they blitzed the town’s beaches, streets, pier, and promenade on Friday, March 29, with year groups heading out in shifts to tackle a particular area.

Amongst the plastic bottles, drinks cans, and crisp packets, they collected some more unusual discarded items including a frying pan and plastic cutlery tray.

The rubbish was taken back to the school where it will be collected by North Norfolk District Council for sorting and disposal.

The community clean-up was organised as part of the Great British Spring Clean, the country’s biggest ever mass-action environmental campaign, which runs from March 22 to April 23.

Headteacher Antony Little said: "Caring for our environment is especially close to our hearts at Cromer Academy, as a coastal school. We all have a duty to keep our town clean and tidy, particularly given the impact of plastics on marine life. 

“Today we had over 570 students out and about, in our town and all along the coastline, cleaning up and collecting litter. I am incredibly proud of them and the positive impact they've made in our community."