Have you heard about the Schoolyard Cleanup Program?

Students across the city got their hands dirty this year to take part in the annual Schoolyard Cleanup program. Showing their school pride, students and staff rolled up their sleeves to keep trash out of their schoolyard.

Schoolyard Cleanup is a Capital City Clean Up program sponsored by West Edmonton Mall and the Edmonton Sun. It encourages students and staff to keep their schoolyards clean from April to June. The City provides gloves and bags to participating schools. City staff visit schools to see how well they’re doing in staying litter-free.

“We’re so proud to be able to partner with city schools to get our kids involved in maintaining a clean and safe Edmonton,” said Tammy Francis, community relations advisor with the City of Edmonton. “Cleaning up litter is everyone’s responsibility. The schools involved prove that citizens of any age can make a positive contribution to their community.”

The winners of the 2015 Schoolyard Cleanup are:

Brander Gardens School
Eastglen High School
École J.A. Fife School
Edmonton Christian Northeast School
Edmonton Islamic Academy
Hardisty School
L.Y. Cairns School
Mary Butterworth School
Menisa Elementary School
Norwood School
Patricia Heights
Tipaskan Elementary School 

The Capital City Clean Up program is a joint initiative between the City of Edmonton, participating business partners, and thousands of volunteers which provides programs and services that help keep our city litter and graffiti free. For more information on Capital City Clean Up programs, visit edmonton.ca/capitalcitycleanup.