HIGH school students have been giving back to their community with a series of events.

Pupils from Sale High School completed their first volunteer litter pick earlier this month, with other students later taking a trip back to their old primary school to help with Easter preparations.

The litter pickers celebrated success after a group of more than 30 youngsters collected 15 bags of litter in three days of work.

The group focused on Norris Road, Croft Road and Sale Moor and were greeted so kindly by the local community that they have decided to make the litter picks into a regular event.

Headteacher Jayne O’Grady praised the students for their work and asked residents to continue embracing the efforts of the new litter picking team.

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She said: “We are extremely proud of our students and their commitment to improving their local environment.

“This initiative is part of a wider drive to become plastic-free school which the students have embraced whole heartedly.”

The event was followed by yet more community work from the Sale High School pupils as a group of youngsters travelled back to their primary school to help out with Easter preparations.

A group of six pupils of varying ages visited St Anne's Primary School to prepare an Easter egg hunt and help younger students find their way through the search.

The group was also joined by Trafford’s Lord Mayor, Cllr Tom Ross who pitched in with his own efforts and helped to just the St Anne’s Easter Bonnet and Easter Egg competitions.

After all the work was done, the mayor even found time to take a picture with the industrious youngsters who are said to be looking forward to helping out with more projects at St Anne's in future.