St Albans schoolchildren clean up their community

Pupils and parents from Mandeville after the pick. Credit: Debbie Watts.

Pupils and parents from Mandeville after the pick. Credit: Debbie Watts. - Credit: Archant

A group of 30 children and parents from Mandeville Primary School went out this afternoon on a community litter pick.

Mandeville pupils and parents before litter pick. Credit: Debbie Watts.

Mandeville pupils and parents before litter pick. Credit: Debbie Watts. - Credit: Archant

Three groups, with children from pre-school all the way up to Year 6, went out picking around Sopwell.

Between them they managed to fill eight bags with rubbish from Abbots Avenue, Tavistock Avenue and Holyrood Crescent.

Mandeville’s head, Cathy Longhurst, said: “The children have been set a half term challenge to do a good deed for someone in their family or community and they have come up with the catchphrase for the challenge: ‘pass on the happy.’

“The staff told the children that we would be picking up litter from the streets around Mandeville on Friday and we are so pleased that so many decided to join us.”