FAREHAM Borough Council has thanked students from Wicor Primary School, after they took part in a clean-up of Portchester shore.
Some 64 Year 4 pupils went along with litter pickers and binbags last week,
The students ended up collecting a total of 10 bags full of waste.
Later in the year Fareham Borough Council will be launching an anti-litter campaign.
The council spends approximately £920,000 per annum on street cleansing which includes litter-picking, emptying bins and collecting fly-tipping.
Further activities will take place across the summer to help spread the message, encouraging residents to take responsibility for their rubbish.
The council said that they were very pleased to have Wicor Primary School come along to help clean up the town.
Councillor Tiffany Harper explained: ‘We are exceptionally grateful to the pupils at Wicor Primary for their hard work at Portchester shore.
‘This is a great example of young people doing their bit for the community and helping to keep the borough clean.
‘If any other schools or community groups would like to carry out their own litter picks, please contact us as we can offer help and support.
‘Litter spoils the area for everyone and as a council we are totally committed to tackling it.’
Mark Wildman, headteacher at Wicor Primary School, added: ‘Our school is close to the Wicor shore and Fareham Creek, which are recognised as areas of high ecological importance.
‘By gaining this hands on practical experience the children are learning first-hand the impact litter has on their surroundings.
‘Hopefully, this will enable them to develop informed, environmental opinions that will make a positive difference to our future.’
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