CHILDREN in Trowbridge are doing their bit to make their town look a tidier place after carrying out a litter pick.

Year 1 pupils at Newtown Primary walked along Newtown Road, picking up any rubbish they could find in a bid to help the local area look a bit more spick and span.

Teacher Catherine Tawn said this is likely to become a regular event for the pupils of Newtown, both in and around the school grounds.

The children were so excited about rubbish collecting, we had a read a story about a superhero who recycles and they all wanted to be just like him and help to make our world cleaner and safer," she said.

"The main reason they wanted the litter gone is because they were concerned about any animals who may get stuck in the rubbish."

Cllr Geoff Whiffen, who has organised many litter picks in the county town, was full of praise for the school.

"I am 100 per cent behind this. It is important to make children understand from an early age that littering is unacceptable," he said. "Full credit to them for doing this."