On Friday 17th September 2010 Laddsworth teachers, pupils and parents teamed up to collect litter in the Laddsworth vicinity. First thing on the cool morning the troops were divided into supervised groups. Armed with great big bin bags and gloves the entire school forged into the immediate neighbourhood roads to clean-up.
This is a reminder that when a task seems too big for a single individual to make a difference, a team working towards a singular goal can create a big impact very efficiently and have fun while getting the job done.
With municipalities under massive strain and struggling to deliver essential services, we as rate payers often moan and groan without thinking of what can be done to help. Laddsworth took the lead in giving us hope that future generations will learn a new way to handle challenging situations. By doing small daily things, such as taking responsibility for ones own waste, everyone can ease the load on municipal service. This in turn will hopefully free up resources to improve our villages, towns and cities.
Laddsworth have also teamed up with Mondi and Central Waste in a successful recycling effort. Acknowledging that environmental care is everyone's problem and we all have the power to bring about a solution.
To Laddsworth, a big round of applause from everyone in Hilton. The joyful noise which accompanied the little clusters of garage collectors as they meandered through Hilton to carry out this good deed was uplifting. The fresh air and change in routine was exhilarating for teachers and pupils. Perhaps this will become an annual event.