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Ms. Boyle’s 1st Class here in St. Paul’s have have taken on to do ‘Picker Pals’ this year.  Picker Pals is an international programme for Environmental care and awareness.  You can find out more on their website here. Their aim is to provide the motivation and tools for children, teachers and families to create a better environment for our shared future.

To begin with, the Picker Pod arrives! Books for everyone in the class, a beautiful classroom display, teacher’s information and the fantastic Picker Pack containing everything needed for a litter-picking adventure.

Children read the storybooks, engage with the world of the Picker Pals characters, sing the Picker Pals song and do the environmental learning activities in the Funbook.

Taking it in turns, children take home the Picker Pack and lead their family on a litter-picking adventure in their local area. A fun bonding experience making a real difference on the ground.

Returning to school, the children tell their classmates and school community about their actions, completing their Picker Pals reports, decorating the display wall and giving and getting lots of positive feedback for their actions.

In our photos you can see our pupils getting to grips with the picker pods around our school yard!