Pupils stage clean-up for Queen’s 90th birthday

Pupils at St Joseph's RC Primary School in Barnoldswick take part in Clean for the Queen. (S)
Pupils at St Joseph's RC Primary School in Barnoldswick take part in Clean for the Queen. (S)

Pupils at two Pendle primary schools have had an eye on the environment as they embarked on a spring tidy up.

Children at St Philip’s Primary School in Nelson and St Joseph’s RC Primary School in Barnoldswick were taking part in the Clean for the Queen scheme.

Children at St Philip's Primary School in Nelson take part in Clean for the Queen. (S)

Children at St Philip's Primary School in Nelson take part in Clean for the Queen. (S)

In Nelson, each class had a small part of the Pendle Wavelengths car park to litter pick and make sparkling clean, taking responsibility for the community they live in.

In Barnoldswick, 30 children were joined by Deputy Lieutenant Christiana Buchanan in Victory Park and they spent an hour collecting rubbish and recycling anything they could.

Six bags of recycling and half a dozen sacks of rubbish were collected. Children were horrified at the litter problem and appalled at the amount of dog fouling in the areas they were cleaning up.

Meanwhile, the rest of the school celebrated the event by wearing red, white and blue and having a specially themed lunch.