PUPILS at a Chaddesley Corbett primary school have scooped a green flag award for their environmentally-friendly projects.

Chaddesley Corbett Endowed Primary School, which opened its new building in July last year, has its own eco committee and has been recognised for taking steps to look after the school.

The green flag award was given to the pupils by Eco-Schools, an international award programme that helps schools become more sustainable.

Teacher Lisa Flude, who has been leading the eco committee, said: "The children have embraced our eco ethos and delivered the presentations to the assessors to achieve this award.

"We are very proud of all the children in the school for their global awareness and enthusiasm to drive the school to achieve our new eco standard."

To gain the award, pupils held a school Eco Day where children planted potatoes, helped to weed the school grounds and learned more about recycling.

All staff and children have also made an eco pledge to 'look after our world, look after our school' and have been helping to make bug hotels and bird feeders for the Forest School area.