MORE than 100 pupils from Stoneyholme Community Primary School filled around 30 bags of rubbish after taking part in litter pick.

Year five and year six pupils visited the streets around their school in Burnley to make sure they were clean and tidy.

Lisa Davison, the Oswald Street school’s headteacher, said: “The children were amazing.

“They were hard working and passionate about helping the community to make it cleaner, safer and more welcoming.

“It was great to see them work as part of a team and recognise the importance of keeping the streets clean.”

The youngsters also took part in a range of workshops to find out more about recycling.

Cllr Lian Pate, Burnley Council’s executive member for community services, said: “We were delighted to help organise this event and we applaud the good work of the school and the children.”

“The council is working hard to encourage local residents to realise that we all have a part to play in keeping our borough clean and ensuring our town and neighbourhoods are a place we are proud to live and work in.”