THE annual springclean in Skipton this weekend may have been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, but not before children from Selfa extended learning were tasked with designing posters to advertise the community event.

A group of six to nine year olds with the Skipton based charity have been learning about how damaging plastic litter can be for the environment.

Each half of term, they choose which topics they want to engage with and for their last subject, they chose protecting animals and wildlife, including the removal of litter from habitats. Following an inspiring talk from Plastic Free Skipton, including two young recruits Freddie Brown and Will Lampkin, the children were asked to design posters for the spring clean.

Katie Birks, co-leader of Plastic Free Skipton: “It’s really inspiring to work with young children. They care deeply about the world around them and get frustrated if they feel they can’t make it better. “