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 the litter pick 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!"