Highlights for Wales include 2 competitions that we ran alongside our focused schools. We were really pleased with school involvement and the enthusiasm to do something positive around litter issues in their communities, especially in these challenging times.
The first one was created in lockdown to support schools and maintain engagement. The #Litterlesstogether UK and Ireland competition, which was our first national operator collaboration, involved school challenges that included raising awareness through poster creation, creating something new and useful through upcycling or carrying out a litter hunt and taking pictures in the local community. This was well received here in Wales with over 200 entries!
When schools were reopened, the second competition was created, we ran in Wales asked pupils to create their Litter Less message to the community (after they had done some investigation and created some litter actions). We had an extra 50 entries for this and positive feedback, all stating they would be interested to take part again. You can find some examples of messages in the following text :