Academy pupils cleaning up Goole town centre

December 1, 2022

Students from Goole Academy took to litter-picking recently in a campaign to spruce up the streets of Goole and surrounding areas.

The year seven pupils were on hand to tidy up the streets near to Goole Train Station as part of the ‘Get Goole Gleaming’ initiative set up by Cllr’s Nick Coultish and Anne Handley. Accompanied by their science teacher, Mr Nicoline, and his technicians, the group picked up dozens of bags of discarded rubbish along Pasture Road through to Fifth Avenue, making sure to not to miss the street’s adjoining alleyways. Cllr Nick Coultish said: “We started the campaign when we were first elected and have run many successful litter picks in Goole and Hook, with hundreds of students from Goole Academy and their parents attending over the years.”

He added: “Cllr Handley and myself were amazed, yet again, that so many young students were willing to give up a Saturday morning - even in the rain, to litter pick. “They are an absolute credit to the Academy and to Goole. “I’m also a Governor at Goole Academy and I’m proud once again to have such a fantastic school in the heart of the community with world-class students.” The high-vis vests along with the equipments used and rubbish bags were later collected by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council at a drop-off point in the town.

Year seven pupils from Goole Academy joined Cllr’s Nick Coultish and Anne Handley in the litter pick, as part of the Get Goole Gleaming campaign. (24-11-220 SU)

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