St Paul’s Catholic School Latest News

Redway Warriors Start Clean Up

St Paul's Redway Warriors

Year 7 and 8 pupils gave something back to the local community when they spent a day helping 16 staff from Santander to clean up an overgrown and rubbish strewn part of the redway near the school.

The day was a vital action day for the Citizens:mk Redways Relaunch campaign, with pupils wearing ‘Redway Warriors’ t-shirts and using litter-picking equipment purchased by Santander.

Meghan Jones, the teacher responsible for coordinating Citizens:mk activities, said:  “Everyone worked so hard on the day and it was incredible to see the end result.  When we compared before and after pictures we could really see the huge difference that all our efforts have made.”

As well as cans, bottles, plastic bags and nappies the Redway Warriors also found padlocks and chains discarded in the undergrowth.  The items litter-picked from the redway and the debris trimmed from overgrown bushes and plants filled dozens of rubbish sacks.  Year 8 pupil Tegan said:  “It was great working with the Santander people.  They’re so friendly!”

Karen Robson, Santander’s Head of Third Party Management & Procurement, said:  “Working with the St. Paul’s students has been brilliant.  Suddenly this whole redway has opened up and all it’s taken is some people wanting to do it and a little bit of time.  All of my team has gained something from today just by being among the pupils and getting positive comments from the wider community.”

You can see pictures of the clean up below:

pupils at redway clean up

clearing up overgrown plants

Redway Warriors

collecting rubbish on the redway

Site Menu