Drama-based education programme, Bin it!, which educates students about responsibility and litter, visited Hutchesons’ Grammar School as part of its annual nationwide tour of schools.
The Bin it! tour, developed by Mars Wrigley Confectionery, encourages young people to work together to make a lasting change to local areas and keep their environment tidy.
Developed by Mars Wrigley Confectionery, in partnership with specialist education consultancy Rapport, Bin it! is targeted at 11-13 year olds and is designed to explore the issues and impact of littering, helping students to understand why it is so important to take personal responsibility for correct litter disposal.
The Bin it! team of actors aims to engage and educate young people, encouraging pupils to make positive choices about the responsible disposal of litter in their environment and urging them to take pride in their community. Evaluation of the last Bin it! tour showed that 82% of students reported that the show increased their knowledge of littering issues.
Julie Lovell, public affairs senior manager, Mars Wrigley Confectionery UK, said: “Bin it! has been an incredibly successful programme to date and we are delighted to have reached almost 200,000 pupils across the UK since it began in 2006.
“We hope that its success will continue to grow as we reach out to even more young people, reinforcing our messages around littering and urging children to take pride in and look after their local communities and environments.”