A group of students swapped their buckets and spaces for litter picks and rubbish bags as they helped clean a borough beach.
Working alongside North Tyneside Council’s beach wardens, the Year 3 and 4 classes from Rockcliffe First School, Whitley Bay, helped clean Cullercoats Bay.
Accompanied by the council’s environmental mascot, Waldo the Wonderdog, the children, aged seven to nine, collected 12 bags of rubbish.
Coun John Harrison, cabinet member for housing and the environment, said “It’s wonderful to see students of such a young age working hard to enhance our award-winning beach for all to enjoy – and I must thank them for their efforts.
“The borough’s coastline is one of the borough’s top tourist spots, attracting thousands of visitors a year and we must ensure it stays that way. That’s why we have employed the new beach warden teams who have been greatly received by the local community.”