Students learn lots on big school tidy up
Black bin liners full of bottles, food packaging and cans were collected by pupils in a litter pick at the gates of their school.
Youngsters at Castle Rock High School, in Meadow Lane, Coalville, took part in a day of action to tidy up the perimeter of their campus.
The event was organised as part of a One Day, One District day, with volunteers taking part in similar events across north west Leicestershire.
Assistant head teacher Lynn Moralee said: "The children were very keen to do their bit and were amazed by some of the rubbish they discovered.
"In hedgerows bordering the school they found bottles, plastic bags, food wrappers, all sorts.
"One of them remarked that it's not only unpleasant to look at but can harm wild animals."
Across the district, a total of 133 volunteers collected 60 large bin bags full of rubbish, in Ashby, Coalville, Kegworth and Castle Donington.
Councillor Alison Smith said: "Hopefully, this will raise awareness of the problem of litter."