PRIMARY school children braved the rain to pick up litter – and fund their own leavers’ do.

Traditionally, pupils at Langford Village Community School raise money for their leavers’ event by selling sweets, cakes and ice creams at the school.

However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, this has not been possible this year, with parents instead organising a sponsored litter pick.

Nat Saulsbury and other parents came up with the idea of the litter pick in Langford.

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Mrs Saulsbury said: “We had to think about what we could do with Covid guidelines and also not interrupting the bubbles at the school.

“It was really good fun and there was a lot less litter than I thought there I would be.

“It drizzled a little bit and then the heavens opened at the end.

“It’s difficult to say how much money was raised because each child was sponsored individually but one child raised £70 and my daughter got £50.

“My daughter enjoyed it and the children said how much they wanted to do it again.”

Langford Village Community School litter pick. Picture by Ed Nix

Langford Village Community School litter pick. Picture by Ed Nix

Mrs Saulsbury’s daughter, Ella-Grace, said: “I found it really fun and a good way to get out and talk to my mates.”

Students and parents were supported in their efforts by the volunteer group, Bicester Litter Pickers.

“The litter pickers lent us all the equipment and arranged for the council to collect the litter afterwards,” said Mrs Saulsbury.

Money raised will now go towards a Back to the Future themed leavers’ event at the school in July.

The litter pick took place on Saturday, from 3pm to 5pm.