THESE eco-friendly pupils were applauded for their award-wining work.

Reinwood Junior School in Oakes has been recognised for saving energy, recycling and creating a wildlife haven.

The award was presented by European environmental charity Encams.

Deputy headteacher Stephen Broadbery is pictured (left) with Zakra Hussain and Graham Sykes of Kirklees education department and pupils.

Youngsters have worked with staff to plant a hedgerow and wildflower garden, dig a pond and build a dry stone wall to enable wildlife to thrive.

They have also planted trees and bulbs and helped create willow structure for shade.

Mr Broadbery said: "It means a lot to the children because we have been working hard towards this for a long time."

The school will hold the title for two years and will then have to re-apply.