A school in Barrow is trying to organise a town-wide litter pick inspired by a national environmental event.

St Pius X Catholic Primary School hopes to get as many people as possible involved in a litter pick for The Great Big Green Week.

The UK’s biggest-ever celebration of community action to tackle climate change and protect nature is being held between June 8 and June 16.

The school is asking everyone to join them for a community litter pick and is calling on primary schools, individuals, and businesses to see how much rubbish can be collected across Barrow.

They would like to achieve as many people as possible in Barrow getting involved and working alongside each other to think about your impact on the planet and community.

St Pius’s weekly environment club, called Laudato Si, enjoy litter picks and came up with the idea of getting as many local people involved as possible, when they were setting a goal for the year.

Over the past year, the club has been busy creating a nature area for wildlife and have planted over 100 trees and shrubs with the help of Cumbria Woodland Trust.

The children regularly take part in litter picks within school grounds and have also been cleaning up Walney beach. Recently, the whole school got involved in The Great Cumbrian Litter Pick 2024.

Jo Lingard, who runs Laudato Si said: “We thought it would be amazing to try to get as many businesses, schools and individuals as possible to participate in a community litter pick, with the aim of seeing how much rubbish the people of Barrow and surrounding area can collectively gather over that week.

“When we found out about The Great Big Green Week, we decided it would be a perfect opportunity to aim big and see how many people we can get involved in swapping litter for clean streets and green areas.”