Youngsters took their first steps towards looking after their community when they carried out an environmental audit for WDH and Wakefield Council.
Children from Years 3 and 4 of Streethouse Primary School went out with clipboards to the council-owned park on Meadway, which borders a WDH estate. They examined the play equipment, fencing and grassed areas, writing down where they saw problems such as graffiti, litter and broken glass.
Their observations, and suggestions of how to resolve the issues, will now be fed back to WDH and Wakefield Council.
WDH Tenant Involvement Officer Claire Secker said: “The children filled in sheets identifying areas for improvement. We are going to collate the information for an action plan and between the council, the school and ourselves we will jointly work towards addressing the issues identified during the audit.
“The graffiti and litter will be removed so the children will see the difference they have made. They have enjoyed the audit as it has made them think about their environment and hopefully when they are a bit older they will think twice about writing graffiti and leaving litter.”