Welwyn children clean up village

PUBLISHED: 17:14 28 February 2018 | UPDATED: 17:17 28 February 2018

The children litter picking in Welwyn. Picture: Karen Jackson

The children litter picking in Welwyn. Picture: Karen Jackson

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Six Welwyn children and their nan gave up a morning to litter pick only to find the pavement coated in rubbish again two days later.

The children litter picking in Welwyn. Picture: Karen JacksonThe children litter picking in Welwyn. Picture: Karen Jackson

Welwyn St Mary’s pupils Josie, eight, Bella, seven, and Fletcher, four, along with their cousins Marley, eight, Eli, seven, and Faris, three, spent a morning during their half term break litter picking along the village route that they use to walk to school.

Supervised by their nan, Karen Jackson, 57, the children collected six bags of general rubbish and two sacks of recycling and were rewarded with a treat.

Two days after the children returned to school on Monday, February 19, to discover the route had been covered in litter once again, including bottles of alcohol.

Despite this the children had great fun doing it and are excited to get back out there and clean up, according to Karen.

The children litter picking in Welwyn. Picture: Karen JacksonThe children litter picking in Welwyn. Picture: Karen Jackson

She said: “It’s taught them a good life lesson and they are really against littering.

“Now when they walk along they count the litter they spot and are disgusted by it.”

Headteacher Mrs Westley said: “We are very proud of their efforts to clean up the environment, something we reinforce at school through our Green Group.”

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