THE two junior environmental officers from Frodsham Church of England Primary School have won the title of best in the borough.
Finalists from across West Cheshire, with help from council officers, produced video diaries of their achievements and presented evidence from their junior environmental officer manuals.
The two pupils won digital cameras for the school eco-club and a year’s pass to the National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port, for themselves and their families.
Prizes and certificates were presented by Frodsham town mayor Cllr Lynn Riley, who said: “This year’s finalists have done a fantastic job in putting environmental issues at centre stage for the wider school community and their Olympic-themed art project made from recycled materials was just inspiring.
“It is always a tough task to choose winners for this event as the imagination and innovation of our children in the borough is an inspiration to us all.
“As usual all the students this year delivered a high standard of environmental awareness to their peers but Frodsham went that extra mile in Olympic year. I am proud of their wonderful achievement.”
Cllr Andrew Dawson, deputy executive member of community and environment, added: “Our junior environmental officers here at Frodsham Primary School have done a wonderful job of educating their school friends in local environmental issues.
“The school itself has taken on board the message and its achievements include using eggs and vegetables for the school kitchen from their very own chickens and organic school garden.
“I well remember seeing the chicken coop at the school last year during an official visit when I was town mayor.”
The school will hold the winner’s plaque for one year before passing it on to next year’s winners.
For more information or to join the junior environment club in September, call waste awareness officer Liz Ellis on 01244 973574.