Pupils at a Preston school were visited by Lancashire County Council’s chairman to receive a trophy for recycling and reusing old clothes.
The Chairman’s Challenge is an annual competition organised by the county council to encourage healthy, ‘green’ and safe school activities.
Coun John Shedwick, county council chairman, visited St Peter’s Primary School in Fulwood to present the trophy.
He said: “The pupils at St Peter’s were really creative with their ideas.
“They reused and recycled old clothes and learnt more about how clothes can be repaired.
“I was really impressed that the pupils were thinking about the importance of recycling in such a fun and creative way.”
In an exciting final at County Hall, pupils from St Peter’s gave a presentation to the judges.
As the winning school in the primary school category, the youngsters also received £1,000 for their school.
The school will be extending their clothing recycling scheme to involve more pupils.
They are also using their prize money to buy more recycling bins and sewing equipment, to continue their activities.
The competition is run by the Lancashire Healthy Schools Programme.
To find our more visit www.lhsp.org.uk.