From Monday 9 August to Monday 30 August South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils are running FREE Litter Bug Detectives Trails for children in 19 sites across southern Oxfordshire with the chance for schools to win litter picking equipment.
The trails are being managed by local town and parish councils and follow on from a successful pilot of the scheme in four parks at May half term.
The activities are aimed at primary school children and have been produced to promote recycling and reuse messages and explaining the damage litter does to our environment.
Each child who takes part can get a free notebook and pencil and if they get all the answers correct, they can request for a personalised Litter Bug Detectives certificate.
In addition, there will be a prize of free litter picking equipment for schools whose pupils take part.
How to take part
- Go to www.southoxon.gov.uk/litter-bug-detectives-trail and download the trail map of the park to visit. The map will show a trail to 13 sites around the park.
- At each site there will be a question on the themes of waste and recycling. The 13 answers will each provide a letter each to make two words.
- Email the two-word answer and your name and address to before midnight on 5 September and the team will send a Litter Bug Detective Certificate.
The trails will be available at:
- Abingdon – Boxhill Park
- Berinsfield – The recreation ground
- Chalgrove – The recreation ground
- Chinnor – Conigre Field
- Drayton – Millennium Green
- Faringdon – Tuckers Park
- Goring – Gardiner recreation ground
- Great Coxwell – local footpaths
- Harwell – The recreation ground
- Kennington – Playfield Road recreation ground
- Kingston Bagpuize – Orchard Gate recreation ground
- St Helen Without – Sandleigh Road recreation ground
- Stanford-in-the-Vale – The village hall recreation ground
- Thame – the town centre and Phoenix Trail
- Uffington – Jubilee Field
- Wallingford – Bull Croft
- Warborough – the village green
- Watchfield – the recreation ground
- Woodcote – the village green recreation ground