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Victoria Prentis, MP for North Oxfordshire, spent Friday 4th March travelling around her constituency litter picking with children at schools. A number of schools across the constituency have been working to tidy up their local area, as part of Clean for The Queen.

Victoria visited Bure Park Primary School in Bicester, Christopher Rawlins School in Adderbury, and The Grange School and Hill View School in Banbury. Victoria has received pictures and reports from other schools, including St John’s RC School in Banbury.

Clean for The Queen is a national campaign to clear up the UK in time for Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday, which will be officially celebrated in June 2016. Across the country, it is hoped that groups and individuals will help to tidy up their communities, in celebration of Her Majesty’s long life of dedicated service.

The flagship weekend of events took place between 4 and 6 March 2016, but smaller events will be held throughout the year.

Victoria said, “It is brilliant that so many schools in North Oxfordshire have supported the largest community action against litter this weekend. Encouraging children to pick up litter through Clean for The Queen will show them not to throw litter when they grow up. I really hope that we can make some form of “National Spring Clean” an annual event.”

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Victoria with pupils at Christopher Rawlins C of E Primary School in Adderbury.