Diss High School pupils pitch in to clean up market town

Jessica Reeve from Diss High School collecting litter around the Mere in Diss.
PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Jessica Reeve from Diss High School collecting litter around the Mere in Diss. PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Unsightly litter was cleared off the streets and parks of Diss thanks to the efforts of high school pupils.

Youngsters from Diss High School take part in a litter pick around the Diss Mere.
PHOTO: Nick Butche

Youngsters from Diss High School take part in a litter pick around the Diss Mere. PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

A group of 30 young people from the school took up picking sticks and donned high-vis jackets for the litter-pick, which was done in partnership with South Norfolk Council and its community link officer, Karen Sheen.

The pupils spent about two hours cleaning up the streets and the area around the Mere.

Zinhle Moyo, Year 11, said: 'This was a very good opportunity to improve the environment while also doing something to help our community by making Diss a cleaner and nicer place to live.'

Fellow Year 11 Sam Pearce said: 'I was surprised to find how many vodka bottles there were on the verges, especially when there are so many bottle banks in the town.'

Youngsters from Diss High School take part in a litter pick around the Diss Mere.
PHOTO: Nick Butche

Youngsters from Diss High School take part in a litter pick around the Diss Mere. PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher


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And classmate Katie Adkins said: 'It was really surprising, the variety of things that we found.'

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Youngsters from Diss High School take part in a litter pick around the Diss Mere.
PHOTO: Nick Butche

Youngsters from Diss High School take part in a litter pick around the Diss Mere. PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

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