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Clean team sweeps through streets of Hebburn

Pupils from St Aloysius school  helping to clean up the area as part of the Clean for the Queen project.
Pupils from St Aloysius school helping to clean up the area as part of the Clean for the Queen project.

Youngsters from a South Tyneside school got into the cleaning spirit when they hit the streets of Hebburn.

A total of 12 children from St Aloysius Federation School spent an hour in Hebburn New Town scouring the area for rubbish.

Pupils from St Aloysius helping to clean up the area as part of the Clean for the Queen project.

Pupils from St Aloysius helping to clean up the area as part of the Clean for the Queen project.

The litter pick was carried out by youngsters from the school council and was organised as part of national Clean for the Queen event.

In total, the youngsters managed to collect two bags of rubbish.

Rebecca Falcus, teaching assistant at the school in Argyle Street, Hebburn, said: “The kids were brilliant and loved being out taking part in something positive for their community.

“The New Town was very clean, so we did struggle, but that is a good thing.”

The area was chosen after the youngsters were asked if they would like to take part in the event, and where they thought the best place would be to target.

Miss Falcus added: “We had a board with us to tell people what it was, that we were doing.

“We had quite a few people stopping and asking us what we were doing and praising the children.

“The feedback from the children is that they really enjoyed themselves and think it is something we may possibly do with them again in the future.”

Clean for The Queen is a campaign aimed at cleaning up the country in time for the Queen’s 90th birthday in June.