SOUTH Elmsall youngsters have been getting their hands dirty to help spruce up their local estate.
The children, from Minsthorpe, helped plant flowers and cleared away litter as part of Wakefield District Housing’s (WDH) Love Where You Live 2012 campaign.
They were joined by staff from ISS Facility Services - who carried out landscaping work and showed the children how to plant the flowers - and Wakefield Council, which provided litter pickers and collected the bags of rubbish.
The children who took part all received a free swim pass, courtesy of the council.
The event was sponsored by the Co-operative store, which provided refreshments for the youngsters.
Demi Baines, 11, said: “I was quite excited to take part. I wanted to help do the litter picking and planting because it makes the area look a lot nicer.”
Jane Gwilliam, WDH tenant involvement officer, said: “The event was a great success. We worked with our partners and the local community to get people to improve the area where they live and to learn new skills at the same time.”
To set up a Love Where You Live event, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01977 788647.