More than 300 schoolchildren from the Buxton area braved the cold weather and rolled up their sleeves to help clean up their local park.
The annual Big Railings Clean is a community pride event - led by Buxton & Leek College - which saw students and primary school pupils working together with Buxton Town Team to clean up the railings surrounding the town’s Pavilion Gardens.
Burbage School, Buxton Community School, Fairfield Junior School and St Anne’s School all sent along willing young workers who donned tabards and gloves and got to work with sponges to wash down the railings ready for the summer.
Buxton & Leek College students project-managed the event from start to finish by creating risk assessments, contacting local schools and organising sponsorship in the form of donations. They collected plastic milk cartons to help them maintain a supply of water for the cleaning.
Helen Davison, from Buxton Town Team, said: “We were very proud to work with the college. Their students and staff all worked incredibly hard to achieve a day of fun and learning for all the schoolchildren and clean railings for the Pavilion Gardens.”
Also supporting the event were volunteers from St John’s Ambulance and High Peak Borough Council.