Dunnottar Pupils give talk on litter

Dunnottar pupils Olivia, Finlay, Sarah and Gregor give their presentation to SDCC on Tuesday night
Dunnottar pupils Olivia, Finlay, Sarah and Gregor give their presentation to SDCC on Tuesday night

Four pupils from Dunnottar Primary School gave a presentation on litter to the Stonehaven and District Community Council on Tuesday.

The pupils took top billing in a packed SDCC agenda giving a powerpoint presentation on litter in Stonehaven.

Olivia P5, Finlay P7, Sarah P4/3 and Gregor P6 from the pupil council all spoke on why they were members of the Dunnottar group and why litter was an important issue in Stonehaven.

The pupils said that the litter situation was dreadful in the area and gave a list of litter facts on how long it took certain items to decompose.

The pupils said: “The best way to stop this is to educate people and to maybe put some more dog bins along the beach front.”

The pupils also took some questions from the SDCC members and members of the public who asked the students who they thought was responsible for the problem.

Vice Chair Phil Mills-Bishop said: “What impressed me was how the pupils took everything in their stride. They were self assured and confident. They handled the technology and powerpoint software with ease, so they must have learnt something from their IT specialist teacher.

“Also the ability and charm to handle difficult questions such as, do your parents drop litter? Or who do you think are the main litter culprits? were equally impressive.

“They were a credit to themselves, parents and teachers, in particular Erin Murray, Sarah MaCaulay who coordinate the Pupil Board and of course ‘Heddie’ Lisa Williams in attendance.”