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Students turn to wombling during their summer holiday

Students turn to wombling during their summer holiday

Thursday 02 August 2018

Students turn to wombling during their summer holiday

Thursday 02 August 2018

Three pupils from Les Beaucamp High school took it upon themselves to be real life wombles whilst playing at Sausmarez Park as they were so disgusted by the amount of rubbish they saw there.

Friends William Le Lacheur, Jack Roger and Alex Black all aged 12 were playing in the park when they noticed a lot of rubbish in and around the duck pond. They thought it was really sad and so started to collect items and eventually they had collected more than 230 individual pieces of rubbish.

William's proud parents, Tim and Jo, said they are pleased the boys did something so positive with their afternoon. Mrs Le Lacheur said: "It is such a good thing for the boys to do especially when so many people think kids are just out causing trouble.

"William shouted to come and see what they had done and Tim thought they had built a den so was really surprised when he got to the pond to see all the rubbish. They got bamboo and pulled out what they could reach. Tim them got them some disposable gloves and they took all the rubbish to the bins."

The rubbish they collected mainly consisted of general waste and bottles, but there was also bags of dog poo and much more.


Pictured: Some of the rubbish the boys collected while out playing during their summer holiday from school

Mrs Le Lacheur said: "They binned over 230 items in total and we are very proud of these boys and what amazing young men they are. The sad thing was there was still so much they could not reach and lots of bags of dog poo according to the boys."


Pictured above and top left to right: William Le Lacheur, Jack Roger and Alex Black

The boys have joined a growing number of people volunteering their time to clear up litter either left behind by other people, blown around in public spaces or washing up on our beaches.

More people have also taken to social media to complain about the amount of litter left lying by overflowing bins, and even on the top of rocks which are frequented by thrill seekers wanting to jump into the sea.

Pictured top: The boys and the rubbish they collected during an afternoon at Sausmarez Park

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Posted by Rick Felbabel on
Dog poo bags are one of the worst ideas. before them nature was allowed a chance to deal with the offending article in her own time, but now the bags keep it preserved & also adds plastic to the environment in the shape of the actual bags. The sheer volume of small black bags just shows how large a percentage of dog owners are selfish gits!
Posted by Heather Scott on
Well done boys! It's so sad that all this rubbish was left in the first place but I am pleased to see that these young men have done such a good deed and hopefully this will inspire even more people to do the same!
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