Frodsham Primary Academy took first place in our recent trust challenge with Bag2School.
Pupils at the school, which joined Warrington Primary Academy Trust in May, took part in their first trust inter-school competition – and came out top.
The youngsters were challenged to collect old clothes from home for recycling – and Frodsham children collected the most.
The 98 pupils delved into wardrobes and drawers and amassed almost 300 kilos of unloved attire.
Nikki Edwards presenting the Bag2School award to Year 6 pupil
The bundles – an average of 3kg per pupil - were then sent to clothes recycling charity bag2school, earning funds that will be put towards new outdoor learning resources.
The competition was part of trust-wide efforts to promote a greater understanding of environmental issues within the curriculum, including looking at ways to reduce the amount of waste that goes into landfill.
Head of school Gemma Callaghan said:
“We have a forest school here in our school grounds which has encouraged our children to develop a real passion for the environment, so when they were asked to take part in this challenge they really went for it.“The children let out a huge cheer when I told them that they had won the competition. Now they want me to buy a new trophy cabinet for the school reception so that we can put the trophy on display!”