Half a moped, several bike wheels and a vacuum cleaner have been unearthed after Pool Academy students carried out a spring clean in the community.

The clear up was organised by youngsters as part of their volunteering section of the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Seven students hoping to achieve their bronze level of the award have been taking part in three months’ worth of volunteering activities including litter picks at local beaches and parks.

They have been spending their Sundays at Portreath Beach and Tuckingmill Park near Camborne, where they found half the moped and bike wheels, as well as cleaning up Pool Academy after school.

Sarah Jackson, a spokesperson for Pool Academy, said: “These students have shown enthusiasm at all times during their work even when the wind has been howling and the rain falling.

 “They worked so hard. They are a credit to themselves, their parents and to Pool Academy.”

The group of seven students will be taking part in expeditions this summer for the award. There will be two separate expeditions which include two days cycling and a night camping.

Sarah said: “Good luck to the students hoping to complete their Duke of Edinburgh Award.”

Phil Jones