Pupils at a Handbridge school have been making their mark.
The youngsters at Overleigh St. Mary’s CE Primary School celebrated World Environment Day.
Children in every year group made costumes to show how they could change their lives to improve their environment. The school has been bursting with endangered animals, recycled costumes, environmental explorers, wind turbines and even giant bees, as children have shared their environmental intentions with their peers.
Eco schools coordinator Nicky Bolton said: “Our school eco code is ‘small actions make big differences’ and we hope that every child at Overleigh St. Mary’s realises that by taking part in celebrations such as ‘make your mark’ day, they can join together to deliver a positive environmental message to our school community, making big impact on their world both locally and globally.”
During the week, more than 100 parents, children and staff also enjoyed an ‘wild camp’ on the school grounds. The families enjoyed an evening of campfires, a talk from Zoolab and a wild trail around the school grounds. Prizes won during the evening were sponsored by Knowsley Safari Park and Brimstage Hall.
Funds raised during the evening will be used to help fund a sculpture trail intended to raise awareness of protecting endangered species.