PUPILS in the county are preparing to cut food waste and packaging as part of a national campaign.

Paralympic gold medalists Liz Johnson and Tom Aggar helped launch the UK’s first annual Waste Week, which runs from Monday, March 12 to Sunday, March 18.

A host of schools in the area are set to take up the challenge including Catshill First School in Bromsgrove, St Peter’s First School in Droitwich and Woodfield Middle School in Redditch.

Waste Week aims to get schools learning about lunch and snack waste and thinking about how they can cut down and reduce the proportion that goes to landfill. This year the focus of Waste Week is on the waste associated with food eaten in school.

As part of the campaign, schools have been sent free Waste Week packs which include fun posters, stickers and badges.

To sign up to Waste Week and for more information visit jointhepod.org