PUPILS at a Brighouse school are this week celebrating being shortlisted for a major environmental award.

Carr Green Primary School is one of the last five to be considered for the Yorkshire Schools Conservation Award. This prestigious title, organised by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society and Yorkshire Water, will be presented to the winning school at the Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate on Thursday.

The award recognises a school’s commitment to providing outdoor learning facilities which give pupils the opportunity for hands-on learning.

Anne Reed from Yorkshire Water said: “The school really impressed the judges with its integration of the new outdoor areas into a huge range of curriculum subjects.

“From collecting eggs from the chicken runs to growing a variety of vegetables, you could really see the benefits that the areas are having on pupils’ learning.

“We were very impressed by the school’s dedication and commitment.”

Carr Green’s deputy headteacher Paul Mashinter said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be short-listed for this award.

“It 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 we now have.

“We would like to express our gratitude to Yorkshire Water for its One Million Green Fingers Campaign which ‘lit the blue touch paper’ with a hugely generous donation of volunteer time, resources and materials.’’