PUPILS at a Bradford primary school have been making a difference to the environment by taking part in litter-picks as part of a long-term citizenship project.

Children from St Matthew’s CE Primary in West Bowling were joined by staff and Council staff to clean up litter near the school, working in teams of four to pick up rubbish.

The Citizenship - Our City project comes after the School Council visited Ilkley to see how the amount of litter compared to West Bowling, and then drew up plans to deal with the problem.

Every two weeks pupils will carry out litter picks to make the area a more pleasant place to be.

Kay Remmer, headteacher, said: “Our School Council members are really excited about the whole project.

“As well as the litter picking, we’ve had branches lopped from trees at the bottom end of the school which has opened up the area and made it more picturesque.

“We expect the litter project to make a real difference to the environment and help the children understand the importance of having a clean and safe locality.”