Pupils from Seaham High School enjoyed a trip to the beach to carry out a little pick.

A group of Year 8 pupils from the school carried out a big litter pick on Acre Beach, which is near the Marina in Seaham, and were stunned by how much rubbish they got in a short time.

Russell Lax, a staff member at the school, who co-ordinated the event, said the group of mixed ability young people did a great job.

The children wanted to carry out the clean-up operation to take place as part of the recent World Ocean Day. Mr Lax, along with fellow teacher Tracey Dodds, has been working with the 33 children who are members of the Green Pathways group at the school.

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