A TEAM of eco-conscious pupils have received a cash boost for their projects.

Town councillors have agreed to provide a grant to the Llanfyllin High School’s eco committee to install dog fouling bins at the main entrances.

The three Year 9 youngsters and their teacher, Helen Lloyd, gave a presentation to the council on the various projects they had undertaken, including encouraging recycling and taking action against dog fouling around the town.

Mrs Lloyd told how there had been shock as to how much there was at the school and there was concern that there were traces left even if it is picked up.

She added that the caretaker found about 20 bags of dog mess in bins a day and the committee had been looking into specialised bins.

Sixth formers have helped the group by providing a map of affected area around the school and town.

At the Llanfyllin Town Council meeting on Wednesday 18th July, Councillors were very pleased to welcome members of the Llanfyllin High School Eco Committee and their teacher Helen Lloyd.

The students told the Council about their work in keeping the school tidy and promoting environmentally friendly policies and activities.

Impressed by the students presentation, the councillors agreed to make a grant to the Eco Committee to install two dog poo bins at the main entrances to the school.

Mayor of Llanfyllin, Cllr Simon Baynes, said: “The students gave an excellent presentation. People should not walk their dogs on the school grounds because leaving dog poo is a major problem and health hazard, particularly when students are playing sport.”