Environmentally conscious pupils did their bit for an Essex-wide litter campaign when they got together to take part in an all school local litter pick.
The clean up was actually the first-day back at school for the pupils from de Vere Primary School in Castle Hedingham, following the summer holidays.
The enthusiastic pupils collected more than 30 full bags of rubbish from the residential area near to the school.
Braintree District Council provided the litter picking equipment for the event as part of its support of the joint ‘Love’ campaign in Essex, Suffolk and Kent.
Wendy Schmitt, cabinet member for place at Braintree District Council said: “It’s wonderful to see a school take this approach at the start of a new school term.
“It encourages young children to learn how litter affects the environment and how they can protect their local area for the future.”