Year 6 pupils from Bishop Fitzgerald Upper Primary have taken on the mantle of Eco-Warriors and are actively working to make a positive impact in their community. By creating and distributing poop-bag dispensers for dog owners to use, these pupils are demonstrating a deep sense of pride in the area their school building is located and a commitment to keeping it clean and beautiful for everyone.
Their initiative and creativity are a testament to the power of youth leadership and the potential for even the smallest actions to make a big difference. This project was based on an original idea from the Gibraltar Scouts. It is a great example of how ideas can be shared and adapted to benefit different communities.
Recently, the Eco-Warriors invited Year 1 pupils from St. Paul’s Lower Primary to the school for a presentation about the importance of their role and enriched the experience with a game, which they all enjoyed. The Year 1 pupils were also given the opportunity to attach some of the “Poop Bags” onto the school gates.
Minister for Education and the Environment, John Cortes, said: ‘These Eco-Warriors are setting a wonderful example for their peers and for all of us. Their dedication and passion are an inspiration, and they give us hope for a brighter, cleaner, and more sustainable future. It’s heartening to know that there are young people out there who care so deeply about the world around them and are willing to take action to protect and preserve it.’