Schools across Perth have been working with the council and volunteers to tackle the problem of litter.
A recent survey showed more than half of Scots have dropped litter many regularly blighting communities across the country.
Together with Keep Scotland Beautiful, Perth and Kinross Council is urging all residents, schools and community groups to take part in the national Clean Up Scotland Campaign.
It calls upon Scots to commit to a pledge to take action on litter and mess in their communities and to be proud of where they live.
The local authority has now begun to work with pupils at Perth High and Oakbank Primary to look at littering in and around their school grounds.
Youngsters from both schools have undertaken a clean-up at Perth High, in partnership with the council’s waste services and community greenspace teams, Beautiful Perth and Viewlands Venture.
Before cleaning up their own area, the P7 and S1 pupils talked with council staff about the many problems associated with dropping litter.
These included the environmental and visual impact and the high costs of cleaning.
Pupils were encouraged to work together to take pride in their area, to take responsibility for the waste they create, and to dispose of litter correctly.
The clean-up also gave the youngsters the opportunity to get to know each other as part of the transition to secondary school.
Volunteers from the schools carried out a litter-pick in and around the grounds of Perth High, at Viewlands Reservoir, the Scouring Burn and Muirend Park, again supported by Beautiful Perth and Viewlands Venture.
The campaign aims to engage 28,000 Perth and Kinross residents to pledge to take action on litter. To pledge support, or to claim your free clean-up kit, visit www.cleanupscotland.com.