Pupils give beach clean some ‘welly’

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Environmentally friendly pupils from Belhaven Hill School in Dunbar visited North Berwick to clear up litter from the west beach.

They found everything from cigarette butts and cottom buds to a pair of sunglasses and even a Wellington boot on the shore.

The children organised the initiative as part of the autumn beach clean series organised by marine conservation charity, Surfers Against Sewage.

Dom Ferris, Surfers Against Sewage projects manager, said; “It gets pretty cold, wet and windy on our beaches during November but we were never in any doubt that our incredible volunteers and regional representatives would step up to the mark.

“The fact that over 150 people have volunteered across the UK to lead Autumn Beach Cleans is incredible, what we need now is for an army of beach lovers to join these guys to tackle the marine litter crisis and protect what we love.”

The event was the sixth beach clean that Belhaven Hill School has undertaken with Surfers Against Sewage.