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Sheffield pupils work hard to give footpath a spring clean

Newfield School pupils took part in a litter pick on the footpaths around their school after residents complained about the amount of litter.

Newfield School pupils took part in a litter pick on the footpaths around their school after residents complained about the amount of litter.

Pupils from a Sheffield school set out to clean up their community with a whole lot of litter picking.

A group of 17 Year 9 youngsters from Newfield School at Norton Lees gave up a morning to show their concern for the local environment.

They all pulled on pairs of plastic gloves, equipped themselves with litter pickers and bin sacks, and ventured out to wage war on waste.

The objective was to restore a section of the popular Sheffield Round City Walk close to the school.

The footpath is used by pupils coming into school as well as by members of the public, and over a period of time has sustained a build-up of unsightly litter.

Under the helpful eye of staff member Kevan Wildes, things were soon looking a lot better.

Local resident and Round City walker Phil Coppard joined in the litter picking and was delighted with the way students tackled the task.

Headteacher Tim Eldridge said: “Litter is an issue for all schools and indeed for the wider community, and we are very pleased to do our bit to improve our local environment.”

 

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