THREE Central Fife school pupils have been doing their bit for their community while working towards their Duke of Edinburgh Awards.

The pupils, Holly, Grace, and Jamie, were joined by Cowdenbeath councillor Darren Watt as they carried out a litter picking one afternoon last week.

While also making the area around Cowdenbeath cemetery a tidier and nicer place to be, the pupils were also able to tick off the volunteering section of their DoE Awards.

Speaking to the Times, councillor Watt said: “One afternoon, I joined Beath High students Holly, Grace and Jamie, as we litter picked the boundaries around Cowdenbeath Cemetery and other areas of wasteland.

“Holly, Grace and Jamie are doing this throughout the town as part of the volunteering section for their Duke of Edinburgh award.

“We've recently seen a lot of bad press about anti-social behaviour and vandalism caused by young people, so it's only right credit and praise is given when it's thoroughly deserved.

“I personally thanked them for their time and selfless efforts, and especially for coming out on a day like this.

“They are true community champions and should be immensely proud of themselves, I know we all are.”