Councils expand their free activity trails for children for the school summer holidays

From Monday 9 August to Monday 30 August Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire district councils are running FREE Litter Bug Detectives Trails for children in 19 sites across southern Oxfordshire with the chance for schools to win litter picking equipment.

The trails are being managed by local town and parish councils and follow on from a successful pilot of the scheme in four parks at May half term.

The activities are aimed at primary school children and have been produced to promote recycling and reuse messages and explaining the damage litter does to our environment.

Each child who takes part can get a free notebook and pencil and if they get all the answers correct, they can request for a personalised Litter Bug Detectives certificate.

In addition, there will be a prize of free litter picking equipment for schools whose pupils take part.

How to take part

Go to our webpage and download the trail map of the park or site to visit. The map will show a trail to 13 sites around the park.
At each site there will be a question on the themes of waste and recycling. The 13 answers will each provide a letter each to make two words.
Email the two-word answer and your name and address to before midnight on 5 September and the team will send you a Litter Bug Detective Certificate.
Notes to editors

The trails will be available at the following sites

Abingdon – Boxhill Park
Berinsfield – The recreation ground
Chalgrove – The recreation ground
Chinnor – Conigre Field
Drayton – Millennium Green
Faringdon – Tuckers Park
Goring – Gardiner recreation ground
Great Coxwell – local footpaths
Harwell – The recreation ground
Kennington – Playfield Road recreation ground
Kingston Bagpuize – Orchard Gate recreation ground
St Helen Without – Sandleigh Road recreation ground
Stanford-in-the-Vale – The village hall recreation ground
Thame – the town centre and Phoenix Trail
Uffington – Jubilee Field
Wallingford – Bull Croft
Warborough – the village green
Watchfield – the recreation ground
Woodcote – the village green recreation ground