SHELLEY College pupils went green for the day to show that they care about the environment.
They showed their support by wearing green clothes and took part in green-themed activities to raise awareness of environmental issues.
The school is one of five in Kirklees taking part in Green Days throughout the year. The scheme was introduced the UK Youth Parliament in Kirklees by George Lane, a student at Shelley College.
George, a student councillor and new member of the Youth Parliament for Kirklees, said: “Green Days are a great opportunity to raise awareness for the cause, but to have fun as well.
“The week running up to the Green Day is just as important as the day itself. Throughout the week messages were put in registers and facts and figures explaining the reason why we were having a Green Day appeared in our daily bulletin and have been the focus of assemblies to all year groups.
“This built up to a fantastic day, raising the profile of environmental needs both locally and nationally.”
All the money raised through Shelley College’s Green Day will go towards supporting an environmental project at the school. The school is considering investing in alternative power sources and a digester for kitchen waste.
The school aims to achieve an International Green Flag Award, awarded to schools which show they are committed to helping the environment.
It has an E team, which has worked hard over several terms to gain an accreditation for international environmental awards.
Headteacher John Fowler said: “I am delighted to support our students in this worthwhile event.
“Our E team have worked really hard to raise everyone’s awareness of environmental issues still further.
“Students at our school take protecting both the local and wider environments really seriously. I am very proud of what they are all doing.
“We are now looking forward to achieving the International Green Flag Award, in recognition of our awareness and drive towards improving our local and wider environment.”