Children from a Peterlee primary school braved sub-zero temperatures to clean up litter on the beach at Crimdon Dene.

Year 2 pupils from Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Primary School, part of the Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust, took part in a beach clean and survey after learning about the ocean habitat and marine life in science.

When the children saw images of what litter can do to sea creatures, they were desperate to take part in a beach clean,” said Year 2 class teacher Susan Jones. “They really wanted to help and make a real difference.”

It was sub-zero temperatures, but this didn’t put the children off. Everyone wrapped up warm and toasty.

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View pictures from the beach clean below.

Our Lady of the Rosary, Peterlee Beach Clean