Pupils in Mexborough make a difference with litter-pick

The litter-picking team in actionThe litter-picking team in action
The litter-picking team in action
YOUNGSTERS from Highwoods Academy joined in a community clean-up to make a difference in Mexborough.

They joined Mexborough Neighbourhood Network, Cllr Sean Gibbons and staff from the school and Manvers-based Natwest Manchester.

In total, 17 people took part in clearing rubbish from Highwoods Road and the green between there and Manvers Road.

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Tracey Gibbons, Mexborough Neighbourhood Network co-ordinator said: “I’d like to thank the pupils and staff personally for coming out and making that difference where they live.

“We chatted about why we might do this such as keeping people from slipping and tripping on the litter and to try and stop children and wildlife and our pets from being harmed by the litter. We also spoke about the fines that littering can carry too.”

Cllr Gibbons, Mexborough First, added: “It was a real pleasure to support this latest Mexborough Neighbourhood Network litter pick and meet some of the Year 5 and 6 students from Highwoods Academy.

“They were extremely focused and all agreed that a cleaner and greener community is best for everyone to enjoy and that people should use the litter bins provided to dispose of their litter.”

“I hope other schools will organise their own picks or contact myself via messenger or email [email protected] to organise one in their locality.