The Thomas Hardye School

Stratford College Beach Clean 2 and 3

Beach Clean

It has been a busy month for Stratford’s environment committee and volunteers with two beach cleans going out to local areas in July. On Tuesday 2nd July, 20 students and 4 accompanying staff went to Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove, The weather was perfect and the students spilt into two groups covering both areas. cThe collected small pieces of plastic, litter and finishing lines from not just the shoreline, but washed up on the beach. Students managed to collect 8 bags of litter in total, a solid effort.

The third Stratford College Beach Clean took place at Ringstead Bay on Thursday 12th July. Free parking had been exchanged for our services and the café and parking staff were very accommodating. 25 students and 4 accompanying staff enjoyed beautiful weather as they split into two groups and went searching for beach waste.

Pleasingly there was less small plastic engrained in the sand compared to the other beach cleans at Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door however the human impact on the beach was very apparent. Students picked up 6 bags or rubbish mainly from the upper areas of the beach including bottles, nails, plastic cutlery, cans, plastic waste, and fishing line. All of this waste could eventually end up in our seas and have a large impact on the ecosystems around the coast.

Students picked rubbish for nearly 2 hours and then enjoyed an ice-cream in the sun. Members of the public were also very thank-full to the students for their efforts. The Stratford environment committee has been instrumental in getting these Beach Cleans going and we hope to do many more over the next academic year.

Mr Long and Miss Bright

Stratford Beach Clean





July 2019