Diss pupils take up grab sticks to help rid litter

A group of children from Diss High School took it upon themselves to help clean up Diss.

The 22 community spirited pupils fought the unseasonable weather to help pick up litter from around the town.

Provided with picking sticks and high-vis jackets from South Norfolk Council, the group split into two and made their own separate ways towards the Mere cleaning the roads and paths along the way.

Heather Carpenter, school council co-ordinator, is pleased that pupils are showing maturity in wanting to look after the environment.

“We are delighted that our children have shown an interest in looking after the local environment and that they feel a responsibility to do so,” she said.

She also believes it is important for the school to encourage the children to help in their community.

“We want them to grow up and become responsible adults and be proud of the environment.”