Keen Nelson kids collect bags of litter during campaign

Year 10 pupils at Pendle Vale College have been collecting rubbish as part of the Pick up for Pendle campaign (s)
Year 10 pupils at Pendle Vale College have been collecting rubbish as part of the Pick up for Pendle campaign (s)

Community minded Pendle Vale College pupils have cleaned up the Marsden ward in Nelson as part of the “Pick up for Pendle” campaign.

Year 10 children have been encouraged to take pride in their surroundings during an education programme on the effects of litter dropping but the pupils needed no encouragement when it came to cleaning up as areas were left spotless and litter free.

Coun. Neil McGowan, who represents Marsden on Nelson Town Council, said: “I can honestly say there is no holding them back when they get started. You will find them reaching into and under bushes to grasp the smallest amount of litter they can find.

“In the first week of joining them in the ward the students managed to fill 13 bags of rubbish and on the second week they filled 10 bags in just under one hour. This just goes to show how devoted this bunch really are. They are a credit to the school and their parents.”