PUPILS at Amble First School would put the Wombles to shame.
Community-minded pupils have been keeping the area around the school, on Edwin Street, and nearby streets, rubbish free.
As part of their tidy-up efforts, weekly litter picks are held by teams of four youngsters and an adult.
They also collect refuse from the front gardens of any residents who ask for this to be done.
The idea came out of a school council meeting, during a discussion about how to improve the local environment.
Pupils also complained about the amount of rubbish that was dropped outside the school.
Headteacher Joyce Jenkins said: “We have had some very positive feedback from residents about this and think it is an excellent example of young people contributing to the community.
“We also hope that the learning experience will help to change attitudes to litter in the future.”