Oldham Council is asking every school pupil in the borough to pick up at least one piece of rubbish every day to help their school be crowned litter champions.
The council is supporting #1PieceofRubbish, a social media-based initiative which is encouraging every person to pick up one piece of rubbish each day.
Schools are now being invited to support the campaign. Throughout November 2017 all Oldham schools are going head-to-head so we can crown an Oldham Secondary School Litter Champion and an Oldham Primary School Litter Champion.
Each school will receive one point for a picture of one piece of rubbish picked up and three points for a picture including 10+ pieces of rubbish picked up between November 1 and November 30, 2017.
There's two trophies up for grabs. The primary school with the most points throughout November will win the “Oldham Primary Schools Litter Champion” trophy.
The secondary school with the most points during November will win the “Oldham Secondary Schools Litter Champion” trophy.
We'll be doing #ourbit, as a reward for doing #yourbit we will organise a team of council volunteers to visit the two winning schools to do a litter pick within their grounds #result.
Councillor Barbara Brownridge, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Cooperatives, said: “The population of Oldham is more than 230,000. If each resident picked up just one piece of rubbish each day we would see a huge difference.
“It’s a great example of how we can all make significant change when everyone does their bit. So I’m urging you, next time you’re walking down the street and you see a piece of rubbish, put it in a bin. It really will make a huge difference.
“We’re really looking forward to seeing young people across the borough getting enthusiastic about the environment.”
Just pick up a piece of rubbish every day and post a picture of it on Twitter using the #1PieceofRubbish hashtag.