TWO young Caerphilly schoolchildren and their mum made their community a little better by picking up litter left behind by the recent floods.

Sam Window, seven, his brother Jack, 10, and their mum Eloise collected 10 large bags of rubbish from their local community.

Ms Window said: "After seeing the aftermath of the current storm myself and the boys wanted to help and also try and give something to the local community.

"I am so proud of them and the fact that they care so much."

The trio decided to act after seeing the aftermath of the recent storms - which caused the river in Llanbradach to flood and left a huge amount of waste behind.

The brothers are part of the eco club at Coed-y-Brain Primary School and care about the environment. They suggested the litter pick as they did not want to see the waste end up in the seas. The pair also have their own equipment having done previous litter picks.


Headteacher Jo Smith said: "We are so proud of our pupils and families who have pulled together following the recent floods.

"Here is one example of how our champion citizens have set to good work in our community."

Caerphilly County Borough Council's cabinet member for education and achievement Cllr Barbara Jones said: "To see two pupils care about their environment and community this much is heart-warming.

"Thank you for all the hard work that was put in to help improve the community."