PUPILS took to the streets of Barnsley to help make the local area a nicer place to live.

Year nine ambassadors from Horizon Community College headed to the area around their school, including Dodworth Road and Penny Pie Park, to tidy up for local residents and the school community.

The ambassadors worked with staff, including head of school Tom West, in areas they had previously identified as needing attention.

They worked for two hours to make a significant impact, filling more than 20 bags with rubbish.

The ambassador scheme at Horizon is designed to give students a chance to be rewarded and let them make a positive impact throughout the school and local community.