GREEN fingered youngsters from Crossgates Primary helped dump sack-loads of litter after organising a community clean up.

Children from primary three and primary five organised a litter pick recently as part of an outdoor learning pilot programme, Learning about Forests (LEAF).

Jackie Whitley, from the school, explained: "LEAF is a learning programme that advocates outdoor learning and hands-on experiences, resulting in pupils gaining a deeper and more involved understanding of the natural world.

"As part of this the classes arranged a community litter pick through Keep Scotland Beautiful's Spring Clean Scotland/Meet Up Clean Up campaign. Over 350 people from the community – school children, nursery children, community groups and parents and carers took part.

"In total they managed to collect 73 bags of litter which is a great achievement!"