HANBURY First School’s eco-council has scooped a prestigious green award, writes Ashton Price.
And gaining the Eco Bronze accolade has inspired the pupils to work towards their silver.
The school has been increasing its recycling and composting levels to reduce its dependency on single-use plastics.
Students have been able to recycle pens, batteries and school uniforms and are even drinking milk out of reusable cups instead of cartons with straws.
A cake sale to celebrate the children’s achievements raised more than £54 and other activities have taken their total to £140.
That cash will now be put towards funding future green projects.
Hanbury First School’s headteacher Andrew Payne said: “Students are very lucky to come to school in the heart of the Worcestershire countryside.
“With the school’s commitment to recycling the countryside is sure to be a much more environmentally friendly place.”