MaDD day out at Desborough Island

As part of Make a Difference Day 2012, 24  pupils and staff from the Radnor House School, Twickenham joined Thames21 on their first MaDD day out to help improve their local environment.


The group had a go at river dipping, minibeast hunting, vegetation cutting and willow weaving on Desborough Island. The students also helped to collect rubbish that had been left behind, mostly cans, plastic bottles and disposable BBQ and filled more than 10 bin bags.

To prevent littering all over the island in the future the  volunteers produced two large bins out of locally sourced (from previous veg management events) willow. The two bins have been placed at litter hotspots to combat the litter problem.

Each bin can hold a 2 large bin bags and since their installation have proved to be a real hit on the island.

Radnor School is already talking about MaDD 2013 and would be delighted if they could join forces with Thames21 again.