On 9 Sep 2012 at 9:04pm Litterbug wrote:
Had to walk through the grounds of priory school today , and was shocked at the rubbish on the field , between the canteen and the field there are 9 large bins provided , maybe the first games lesson on Monday shoud be given over to a litter pick , it might be a much more valuable lesson for the little darlings ,
On 9 Sep 2012 at 9:54pm Frak wrote:
Have to agree - looked like a burger van had exploded. Does it show how little respect the kids if today have?
On 10 Sep 2012 at 12:51am Andrew wrote:
To be honest I blame the parents, the children will copy what their parents do. The excuse is that someone is paid to pick up the rubbish so it doesn't matter.
On 10 Sep 2012 at 10:14am king cnut wrote:
perhaps the same people who leave all their litter on the river bank outside tescos. Its disgraceful behaviour. Tescos could do a lot more in either putting up more bins or sending someone out to clear it up - most of it is branded tescos.
On 10 Sep 2012 at 10:28am Clifford wrote:
Frak - why 'kids of today'? Kids (and adults) have been dropping litter for as long as I can remember. The Litter Act was passed in 1958. Sad, but true. And no excuse. But not only 'kids of today'.
On 10 Sep 2012 at 3:20pm Sussex Jim wrote:
I was brought up to not drop litter, and so was my wife. We grew up in the sixties, and the litter act was superflous as we had already built it into our lifestyle via our parents. Our children also looked around for a bin,following our example. My grandson was given an ice lolly yesterday. The first thing he did was ask his mum where to put the wrapper.
I think most families today are responsible. It's just the chav minority that spoil things...
On 10 Sep 2012 at 4:07pm Mr Forks wrote:
Always a class thing with you Sussex Jim?!
On 10 Sep 2012 at 4:28pm Litterbug wrote:
If these life lesson arent taught at home that's where school should pick up the mantle , although by the time they get to priory tha should have been installed already and its probably too late , why should tesco pay someone to Pick it up , that will cost us more in the long run , it might have tesco logo on but is it really their responsibility , I think not , think the responsibility lies with the disrespectful purchasers , find a bin or take it home ,
On 10 Sep 2012 at 6:11pm Priory dad wrote:
I know that my daughter isn't dropping her rubbish - because she keeps bringing the damn stuff home in her pockets!
On 10 Sep 2012 at 6:31pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Lots of fast food places clear up the public space outside their shops. Tesco's sell take away food - why shouldn't they do the same?
I don't think they have the same sort of public campaigns as they used to. I remember the "Keep Britain Tidy" ads and public information films on tv about not littering. Perhaps it's time something similar was reintroduced?
I agree it starts at home though, in the same way as many other aspects of social responsibility.
On 10 Sep 2012 at 7:19pm Southover Queen wrote:
There's also a big element of herd behaviour though so even though Sussex Jim's grandchildren are perfectly well behaved they may not be quite so squeaky clean in the company of others. I'm not pointing the finger anywhere in particular, but we should beware of doing the whole us/them thing - everyone, all of us, not just "those other dirty people".
On 10 Sep 2012 at 7:26pm Peter Pan wrote:
To be honest I blame Tescos
On 10 Sep 2012 at 8:49pm Litterbug wrote:
@ priory dad , good work fella , can you get your girl to spread the word ,
On 11 Sep 2012 at 8:42am Pete wrote:
I too was taught not to throw rubbish on the floor when I was a small lad, and I even taught small kids myself later in life, so what is it with anyone who discards rubbish, did they go to school ? do they suffer from any sort of brain malfunction ? do they realise it costs us all a lot of money to keep Britain tidy ? If there are no bins around, and it's too much to carry home, then why not knock on a neighbour's door, apologise for the intrusion, and ask if they could leave it in their bin ? not rocket science really is it.....
On 11 Sep 2012 at 6:59pm Frak wrote:
Clifford - It was 'kids of today' because I can not remember my or any other schools looking like that. Also, if you look closely it was a question, not a statement. Obviously people have always dropped litter to some extent, but it seems that respect for your own environment seems to be dwindling.
On 11 Sep 2012 at 9:20pm Priory Dad wrote:
Apparently the Year 7 kids were out on the field on litter duty today!
On 12 Sep 2012 at 7:26am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
The power of this forum is awesome!
On 14 Sep 2012 at 1:42pm Emerson wrote:
I have to agree with Andrew on this one, except that rather than blaming someone I prefer not to blame other parents but look at my child and ask myself: does my child throw litter? No, she doesn't! Is she an exceptional child? No! Am i an exceptional parent? Quite the contrary! At the end of the day it is all down to how well the school teaches positive behavioural models. Perhaps the Life Skills teachers at Priory should make a note of this interesting debate.
On 14 Sep 2012 at 9:32pm happyslapper wrote:
There are litter picking patrols at Priory every day and have been for some time, done by the students.
I do agree though, it would be nice if the students realised it is their school grounds where they sit that they are littering.
On 15 Sep 2012 at 12:39pm brixtonbelle wrote:
When I was at school we didn't have litter to throw - we weren't sold sweets or crisps or fizzy drinks on the school premises and ate our lunches indoors.
But it's down to how you are brought up, not just the school.
We were down Pells earlier this summer and a large family group left ALL their litter and packaging from their picnic on the grass. All the surrounding swimmers were gobsmacked at the unselfconscious way they left it - they obviously didn't see it as a problem or even, their problem. A few of us gathered up the mess and out it in the bin, but no one wanted to confront the family.
On 15 Sep 2012 at 10:08pm Me wrote:
I go to priory and i think that you guys shouldn't be putting all of us under the same umbrella, yes people drop litter in priory but that dosn't mean to say we all do, and the phrase ' youth of today ' is thrown about alot, but we're not all massive knobs, and thats not coming from a golden teenager myself, people think we're disrespectful, but i put money in donation boxs, help people, and are polite but even with this attitude i still get throwend upon, i bumbed into someone outside tesco and said sorry straight away but they still couldn't help but give me a mouth full.
On 16 Sep 2012 at 8:38am Headmaster wrote:
Think a few extra hours so you can right better , we're you on your phone texting when bumped int o some one youff of today , don't think anybody said you all drop litter , the main points we're I think , there are bins on the field ,
On 16 Sep 2012 at 11:08pm angry student wrote:
it is not the pupels that drop the litter in the shcoll it' the birds that rob the bins and drop it all over the feild!!!!