Photo: Middlewich Guardian

Members Hilary Jones and Polly Chalk together with Clean Team Chairperson Janet Chisholm visited five nurseries in Middlewich on 27th January to teach the toddlers to put their litter in the bin.

They visited Playbox Playgroup, Peter Pan Pre-School, Rainbow Day Nursery, Tommy Thumbs and Early Learners Nursery during the annual Middlewich Clean Team nursery visits which have now been running for 7 years.

The team chatted with the children about the importance of putting litter in the bin and how Middlewich Clean Team try to encourage everybody to be litter conscious. The children then tried using junior sized ‘crocodile’ litter pickers for themselves.

Hilary said: “We were welcomed and we talked to the children about the importance of putting litter in the bin. The idea is to sow the seed that litter belongs in a bin and not on the ground and to encourage young ones to do so hopefully forever.”

Heather Blakemore, from Early Learners Nursery, said: “The children really enjoyed the message from the Middlewich Clean Team. I think it will make a difference with them and we will definitely do our best to reinforce the message along with the children’s parents.”