AN AYR primary school have been given a helping hand to tackle litter as part of a national bid to fight rubbish.

Southcraig have been awarded £200 from the Wrigley Litter Less campaign.

The funding will help youngsters deal with the litter problem in their own communities, help improve the local environment and help stem the rising ride of rubbish that is sweeping across Scotland.

The Wrigley Litter Less campaign hopes to encourage children to help tackle the problem and think about their own behaviours when it comes to littering.

Southcraig will join 28 other educational establishments in Scotland which have received the funding boost for 2020.

Previously schools who received the cash have carried out beach cleans, installed new bins and signs, and purchased litter-picking equipment.

Daniel Barrie, Education and Learning Manager at Keep Scotland Beautiful said:

“It’s an issue everyone can do something about and we hope that the Wrigley Litter Less campaign gives young people the opportunity to put their ideas into action to take on littering.”