SCHOOL kids who spent a day picking litter up from their estate have been treated to a trip out on the Dearne’s waterways as a reward.
The youngsters joined council wardens last week to clear two skipfuls of rubbish from the Fitzwilliam Estate in Swinton. As a reward, they were given a ride on a narrowboat down the South Yorkshire Navigation Canal.
Before setting sail from Swinton Lock Activity Centre, they were also given goodie bags containing a drink, fruit and school equipment.
The litter pick had been organised by the Swinton Fitzwilliam Mutual group.
Their chairman, Harry Tooley, said: “We had about 20 kids down here on the day and we managed to clear a lot of litter.
“The estate looked a lot cleaner afterwards.”
Councillor Ken Wyatt added: “The kids did a great job. We filled two skips and I think they even got a third one delivered.
“We decided to organise the trip for them as a thank you for all their hard work.
“There are a lot of young people living on the Fitzwilliam Estate and it helps them to take pride in their own area.”