Young environmentalists from Chilton Primary School in Ramsgate are passionate about keeping their community free from litter.
The school has a team of litter-picking heroes who help ensure the grounds are well looked after and maintained free from all types of litter.
They girls and boys also take their efforts out into the wider community when possible to help improve quality of life for residents and visitors.
Their latest outing saw them support the ongoing anti-litter campaign led by town mayor Cllr Raushan Ara with assistance from town council technicians.
Michaela Gale is teacher of the Year 4 Chilton group that took part. She said: “We were invited by the Mayor to help clean up the Montefiore woodlands which is a lovely spot on the outskirts of the town.
“We sent a group of eager environmentalists to help out. The children are incredibly passionate about looking after the environment and loved tidying up the local area. We have litter picking heroes at school that make sure our grounds are looked after. We will heading out into the community, litter picking in our local area.”
Mrs Gale, who is Chilton’s Key Stage 2 lead, added: “The children were so respectful and loved making a difference to the local area. It was great to be part of something important. “
Head of School Kate Law believes that taking part in exercises like the Mayor’s further endorses the school’s strong sense of community.
She said: “Our girls and boys take social responsibility seriously. They are concerned about the impact that litter can have visually and the threat it poses to certain types of wildlife. Our pupils learn about the need to support and sustain their environment and, where possible, contribute on a wider scale.
“Our school is proud of their ongoing commitment and enthusiastic efforts. Their actions certainly help contribute to improving life for us all.”
Their actions were mirrored by children from Ramsgate Arts Primary who also took part in the clean-up project. Chilton, Ramsgate Arts Primary and Upton Juniors, Broadstairs, are partner schools in the Viking Academy Trust.