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The Grime Monster is back

An education box filled with grime-busting activities for children is now available for primary schools to borrow.

Mansfield District Council has re-launched The Grime Project, which provides teachers with a ready-made resource of educational activities about environmental issues such as littering.

The project aims to encourage children to develop a greater respect for Mansfield's environment and the impact of littering.

The box was launched this month at Netherfield Infant School in Meden Vale, where Year 2 pupils aged 6-7 read a book called The Jellyfish Ghosts about sea creatures that get trapped in discarded litter, and at John T Rice infant school where pupils took part in a litter pick.

The introduction of the education box is just one of the ways in which the Council is trying to encourage people to improve the overall cleanliness of the District.

Cllr Philip Shields, Portfolio Holder for the Environment, said: "We are committed to educating people about the damage littering causes and the impact it has upon communities. By working with young children and showing them the importance of taking care of the environment, we hope to create environmental ambassadors for the future."

If you are a primary school and would like to borrow the box, or want to find out more about the international clean-up contact Recycling and Technical Officer Nicola Harvey on 01623 463818 or

Published 17 October 2012

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