Care of the Environment

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A team of McDonald’s employees from Portsmouth went to Whale Island to clear the place up as part of the company’s Love Where You Live Campaign.

From bottles to cans, parts of boats – and even a shotgun cartridge – volunteers cleared thousands of pieces of rubbish from beaches as part of the Marine Conservation’s 19th annual Beachwatch big weekend in Portsmouth.

Staff and pupils at Southsea Infant School work hard to be environmentally friendly. Whether it’s recycling or composting, walking to school, or making sure all the lights are switched off.

Now all the hard work has paid off because they have become the first school in Portsmouth to be presented with an Eco Schools green flag award.

Kingscourt School in Catherington founded the Catherington Greening Campaign two years ago and now officials for the campaign have planted a beautiful evergreen oak tree there to symbolise the work it has done for the local community.

With marigolds and poppies blooming and even sunflowers standing tall against the grey sky, Portsmouth Community Allotment is in fine form.

Over the past decade, an estimated 4,000 people have carefully tended the plants at the special site.This little piece of the countryside in the city has benefited the elderly, young, vulnerable and disabled and in turn they have made it grow.

Flying Bull Primary School in Portsmouth did up their outdoor area with a new greenhouse made of plastic bottles and chickens for their garden area.