Eco-friendly youngsters at Heygarth Primary in Eastham awarded a green flag
ECO-FRIENDLY youngsters from a Wirral primary school won a national award for their part in improving their environment.
Heygarth Primary in Eastham was awarded the Eco-Schools green flag after three years of hard work to make the school as green as possible.
The award is the third and final level of the Eco-Schools initiative, which sees schools asked to look at environmental themes ranging from litter and waste to healthy living and biodiversity.
The school has set up its own Eco Team, with pupils coming up with an action plan and ideas to improve their environment, like biking to school and switching off lights.
The school’s head of eco, Karen Howell, said: “They decided we needed a compost bin for the rubbish we produce and we’ve also set up a gardening club.
“It’s really positive for the children and they have taken on responsibility for it themselves.”