THE message that young people really do care about their environment has gone out from students of Sudbury Upper School.
A group of them have come up with a selection of different posters urging irresponsible dog-owners to clear up after their pooches.
They were particularly concerned about the amount of dog fouling around the edge of the school field, which runs alongside a public footpath in Tudor Road.
About 25 students from the school took part in a day-long workshop which was all about anti-social behaviour.
The students used the time to design posters which are now being used at various events by the Sudbury Town Council community wardens to get their messages across.
Teacher Andy Longfield and community warden Bradley Smith led the workshop which was part of the school personal, social and health education curriculum.
“The students were really amazed by the amount of dog fouling on their field near the footpath, and they wanted to let others know what they thought about it.
Sudbury community warden Bradley said: “When I displayed these boards at various places, including The Croft and at five-aside football matches, people have been impressed by how much young people care about this topic.
“During the day we also helped clear up litter around the school area, and they collected 17 bags of it,” he added.