Community-minded students organised a litter-pick around New City College Ardleigh Green campus in Havering and between them managed to clean up an area of about five miles!
Joined by the college Deputy Principal Ian Budge, the volunteer students wore high-viz jackets, gloves and carried litter-picker tools and large bags to collect rubbish.
Starting at All Saints Church in Ardleigh Green Road, they split up into pairs and worked on side streets leading from Squirrels Heath Road, Ardleigh Green Road and in and around local businesses.
Ian said: “We received lots of positive messages from local residents as we walked picking up any litter we saw, which was great. It left the students feeling very proud of their work.”