GREEN thinking youngsters won an award at The Great Yorkshire Show.

Pupils from Carr Green Primary School in Brighouse formed a ‘green team’ to take on their environmental responsibilities. Its band of ‘Carbon Cops’ also monitored the use of energy and resources, including water, and have visited other schools.

Having heard of its efforts to create a sustainable school garden, judges from the Yorkshire Agricultural Society and Yorkshire Water chose the school as the Yorkshire Conservation School of the Year.

The judges were also impressed by how the school had integrated all elements of outdoor learning into the curriculum. Each class in the school had a large raised allotment bed to look after with the help of a volunteer from the local community who provided them with knowledge on how to sow, grow and harvest fruit and vegetables.

Paul Mashinter, deputy head at Carr Green, said: “This award recognises the huge step we have made in outdoor learning in a very short space of time. The children, staff, parents and grandparents work extremely hard to use the fabulous space and facilities.”

Pupils and teachers from the school received free tickets to this year’s Great Yorkshire Show and £200 towards gardening equipment for the school.