A WIRRAL Primary school has achieved a remarkable feat to demonstrate its commitment to protecting the environment.

Greenleas Primary School in Wallasey has been awarded its second Eco Schools Green Flag award after carrying out a range of projects, from creating a family gardening club to engaging with other schools through Climate Challenges.

The school organises regular litter picks, grows its own fruit and vegetables and has developed its own nature area with a pond.

Pupils also run a "switch off" campaign to promote energy conservation.

The Eco Schools Green Flag was awarded by the Mayor of Wirral, Cllr Steve Foulkes at a special ceremony at the school on Tuesday.

Councillor Bernie Mooney, cabinet member for environment and sustainability said: “It is so inspiring to see children taking the lead on environmental matters and being committed and enthusiastic in leading campaigns on local environmental and climate change priorities.”

Greenleas eco co-ordinator Jo Hazlehurst said: “We at Greenleas are extremely proud of being awarded our second Green Flag.

"The children on the eco council do a fantastic job of promoting sustainability issues within the school and work hard towards their projects.

"We are determined to try our best to make a positive impact on the world in which we live.”

Mayor of Wirral Cllr Steve Foulkes added: “Greenleas are an outstanding example of a Wirral school whose pupils and staff are really ‘switched on’ to the idea of sustainability. It is my honour to award Greenleas its second Green Flag.”

Greenleas Primary School won this year’s Climate Challenge competition, with a team of pupils coming up with their own green ideas to save energy and earning the right for their school to host next year’s event.