A PAIR of five-year-old twin brothers have turned litter-picking heroes at their primary school after getting fed up with the amount of rubbish in the playground.

Hugo and Nico Woodhead, from West Bowling, visited the playground at St Stephen's Primary School in Gaythorne Road four times during the summer holidays to clear away rubbish.

Part of the school's playground is left open for the community to use, including basketball nets and football goals, and during the summer litter started to accumulate, until Hugo and Nice came along to clear it away.

Deputy headteacher Tim Elcock said he was "pleasantly surprised" to return to the school in September to find the playground, which he expected to be strewn with rubbish, "spotless".

He said: "Hugo and Nico's mother Sarah bought the pair some litter picking equipment so they could come down and clear it away.

"When I got back, it was quite incredible.

"We did an assembly the first day back and one of the boys told me they had picked the litter up with their mother.

"Sarah said they wanted to tidy up as they didn't like seeing the rubbish everywhere and were worried animals might get hurt."