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Chil­dren at a To­ry­glen nurs­ery have taken on the fight against dog foul­ing.

A group of young­sters at Ard­na­hoe in re­cently car­ried out a lit­ter pick around their nurs­ery build­ing.

Dur­ing the short trip round the streets, they found them­selves warn­ing each other about dog poo on the ground, count­ing 11 in all.

The kids were keen to put a stop to the prob­lem and with the help of eco co­or­di­na­tor, Linda McNaught, they made their own signs ask­ing lo­cals to make sure the bag it and bin it when their pets do their busi­ness.

Ella Barnes, 4, was in­volved in the lit­ter pick and said: “Glas­gow will be dis­gust­ing if we don’t pick our lit­ter up.

“I’m happy we helped make the streets more clean and hope there’s no more dog poo.”

The chil­dren carry out reg­u­lar lit­ter picks around their school, with equip­ment sup­plied by Clean Glas­gow.

This has helped them de­velop a host of dif­fer­ent skills.

They im­proved their health and well­be­ing knowl­edge by learn­ing about the im­pact of lit­ter and dog poo on their com­mu­nity, en­hanced their lit­er­acy and tech­nol­ogy skills via the cre­ation of the signs and over­all made a pos­i­tive change in their com­mu­nity.

Ard­na­hoe head teacher, Janet Mof­fat, said: “At our school we want to fo­cus on let­ting the chil­dren make a dif­fer­ence, rather than do­ing things for them.

“It was the chil­dren who sug­gested we look at neigh­bour­ing streets, and we’re grate­ful to Clean Glas­gow for pro­vid­ing us with high vis­i­bil­ity jack­ets and lit­ter pick­ing sticks. The pupils en­joyed the ex­pe­ri­ence and are re­ally keen to do more to keep the streets clean with lit­ter pick­ings now a

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