Volunteers get picking as the big clean continues

Some of the pupils at Chickenley Community School on their litter pick. (GL1006/31)
Some of the pupils at Chickenley Community School on their litter pick. (GL1006/31)

Children at a Dewsbury school are taking littering seriously - getting out and clearing rubbish from their estate themselves.

Chickenley Community School is the latest to back our anti-littering campaign, Clean Up Yorkshire, which is encouraging readers to hold litter picks throughout June.

Pupils on their litter pick. (GL1006/31d)

Pupils on their litter pick. (GL1006/31d)

The school’s Community Champions did their bit today, taking time out from lessons to tackle the rubbish hotspots near their school.

Associate deputy head, Adam Wood, said: “The kids have each been given a zone of the estate to look after - and they are already making an impact.

“The idea is that over the next few months, and even years, they will see what a difference their actions have on the community they live in.”

On Tuesday we want everyone to pick up just one piece of litter - and the Campaign to Protect Rural England estimate that if everyone in the region who is able to picks up a bit of rubbish, then 2.5m pieces would be collected in one day alone. If you get involved, tweet with the hashtags #pickupapieceday and #CleanUpYorks.