They also cleared the footpath adjacent to the Felpham field following a call from a member of the public, who were complimentary of the team’s quick response and hard work.
Year-eight student Kaleo Albert said: “I joined the Eco Team in year seven and I am passionate about keeping our school clean and tidy and recycling what we can.
“We now have proper litter grabbers and rubbish collection bags, which make the litter picks a lot easier and quicker.
“I feel it is important to be an ambassador for FCC for us to be an eco school as much as possible and I am looking forward to more events.
“We now recycle crisp packets for the community, not just FCC, which is great, as well as being a pen recycling centre.
“I hope we can build on this even further this summer and when I am in year nine.”
The Eco Team is made up of student volunteers across year groups, co-ordinated by Rachel Greenland, year-nine leader, who meet each Thursday after school.
As well as litter collecting, they run a crisp packet recycle scheme both in-school and as a community recycle point.
They also co-ordinate paper and plastic recycling across classrooms and offices, giving up their free time to empty them each week.
Miss Greenland said: “We started the Eco Team a few years ago now. We are growing in numbers of students attending and with what we co-ordinate.
“It is great to see the enthusiasm of the students and what they are achieving.
“As a school, are hoping to hold a number of summer events – Youth Action Sponsor Week, year six welcome days and Sports Day – and the team is planning for these to all be eco events.
“Well done to all the students involved for their hard work and dedication.”
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