Sixty children from a Bolton school have collected 30 bags of rubbish from their local area.
Pupils in year five at Horwich Primary School worked with Bolton Council to take part in a Big Bolton Tidy Up – a scheme that encourages people to take responsibility for tidying up their own local area.
The council launched the ‘Big Bolton Tidy Up’ campaign last year to work with community groups and encourage them to help the council by keeping their towns and neighbourhoods clean.
More than 22 community groups and schools across Bolton have registered to take part and more than 240 bags of rubbish have been collected.
The council provides groups with litter pickers, gloves, branded tabards and bags and helped them to do their bit for their local park, street or school.
Having collected so much litter, the pupils involved were able to see for themselves the benefits of having a clean and tidy area surrounding their school.
Bolton Council’s Executive Member for Cleaner, Greener, Safer, Councillor Elaine Sherrington, said: “It’s is great to see that some of Bolton’s young people have enjoyed keeping their local area tidy, and the work they have done will prove beneficial to both the school and the wider community. I hope that the school and the pupils are very proud of all their hard work.
“The tidy ups are part of the council’s plans to reduce littering through good quality education as well as robust enforcement. Any group or individual residents can register to take part in a tidy up, details can be found on our Love Bolton, Hate Litter Facebook page or on the council’s website.”