Children from Lynemouth donned hi-vis jackets and protective gloves to clean up their village.
Years 4, 5 and 6 pupils from Northumberland Church of England Academy filled several bin liners with litter from the area surrounding the school.
The litter-pick took place after housing association Isos Housing, which owns and manages more than 180 homes in the village, was approached by the parish council after members noticed some litter issues on Isos land in the village.
Localism officer Lewis Rimington and community involvement officer Mel Rees visited the school to talk to the children about the dangers of litter and how everyone in the community can help keep their area clean.
Then a group of 20 children went out into the village with Lewis and Mel to pick up rubbish.