A CLASS of year three pupils from King’s Oak Primary School spent Tuesday looking after a local park.

The pupils joined the Friends of Wombwell Park to help out in their community by litter-picking and planting seeds.

Litter picks and clean-ups are being held across Barnsley until March 31 as part of Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean.

Teacher Sam Wogan said: “As a school we regularly work with the volunteer group Friends of Wombwell Park.

“This year, we teamed up with the volunteer group and Andrea Walker (environment project officer from Barnsley Council).

“It is always nice to see how passionate our children are about their local community.

“In class we have been looking at things we can do to help the environment and it was wonderful that our children were able to put some of their learning to good use.”

One of the pupils who took part, Jorgie Batty, seven, added: “We went to the park, did a litter-pick and planted some seeds.

“We did this to help the environment and hopefully the park looks tidier.”