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Young reporters in Carmarthenshire investigate litter during Burry Port beach clean-up

Pupils from Glan-y-Môr, Ysgol Bryngwyn and Coedcae Secondary Schools came together for an education day which was organised by the environmental charity Keep Wales Tidy.

Over forty young people took part in the education day which was hosted by Ysgol Glan-y-mor in Burry Port, Carmarthenshire on the 15 January. The day included activities and a workshop on reducing plastic waste which and was followed a beach clean at the local beach, Burry Port West.

This day was organised as part of the Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) competition with support from Eco-Schools Wales and both programmes are run in Wales by Keep Wales Tidy.

YRE Litter Less aims to engage and educate children and young people on the issue of litter and encourage them to make positive choices.  This year YRE in Wales focuses on ‘Reducing Plastic Waste’ and the competition gives the opportunity to investigate and suggest solutions to reduce plastic waste.

During the beach clean, pupils photographed and documented the different types of litter found on the beach and aim to create into YRE competition entries.

Joanna Freidli, YRE Coordinator from Keep Wales Tidy said;

“Young Reporters for the Environment celebrates talented young people who express a passion for protecting our planet. It’s vital to involve them in our work to tackle litter issues, and it’s great to see these three secondary schools raising awareness of the plastic problem. We look forward to seeing their YRE entries.”

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