Youngsters from Haddon Dene go on a beach clean blitz

Haddon Dene pupils give the beach a clean up Photo Clare Smith

Photography by Clare Smith

Little ones from Haddon Dene Preparatory School in Broadstairs have been taking part in a beach clean blitz.

The Year One pupils visited Botany Bay this afternoon (May 4). The youngsters collected one and a half sacks of rubbish from the beach and car park which included plastic bottles, a nappy, a pile of nails and broken glass.

A spokesman for the Friends of Botany Bay and Kingsgate said the group was delighted to see the young litter pickers. They added: “The 15 young students picked for an hour in total – setting a fantastic example to all of us to play a role in maintaining our local, natural environment. Well done to all! The youngsters deserve to feel very proud of themselves.”

Head teacher Mrs Parpworth said: “I am so proud of our Year 1 children who have worked hard today to clean a local beach. We are a green school and take our role in reducing plastic pollution very seriously.

“Our children have a strong moral compass and are always keen to help the local community.”

The school has committed to taking part in regular beach cleans with all year groups participating.


  1. This is great to see young people being taught to respect are beaches but surely this is what we pay council tax for, TDC should be rewarding these children for doing there jobs. If TDC won’t employ people to clean are area’s then they should at least recognise the hard work that these children do

    • The kids will be fine. They kids are in a private school where the curriculum nurtures analytical thought, responsibility to the community and personal growth.

      Not victimhood and self doubt. That’s the state system.

  2. TDC don’t give a damn, except for their highly inflated pay cheques. A well known fact!
    If it was up to me there would be a quick change of Chief Officers (within a Month) and someone who cares about where we live, not where they live.
    A Citizens Rebellion would not go amiss.

  3. Well done little ones from Haddon Dene, and a big fat THANK YOU from me for your fantastic work.

  4. TDC haven’t got the resources to clean in the mass scale of rubbish that is left behind by visitors! Education is what is needed to protect our environment. Well done children and teachers. Next generation. Let’s hope we have not left it too late for them. Let’s leave a kind habitital planet for our youngsters. We all have a responsibility to provide a future

  5. Well done kids! Everyone should show the same level of responsibility and care that you have demonstrated by cleaning the beach. Your parents and teachers should be extremely proud of you, we certainly are.

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