BELSAY First School has proved the best at biodiversity in the Love Northumberland Awards.
The school picked up the prize for Biodiversity Project after creating a meadow, planting hedgerow, planting buddleia to attract bees and butterflies, propagating shrubs, installing a hedgehog house, creating an insect hotel, providing bird-feeding stations and managing an organic vegetable garden to provide produce for the school kitchen.
Headteacher Lilian Harris said: “The children love the biodiversity work and are very interested in outdoor education. As well as looking at our own school environment, they have an awareness of the world environment and are keen to preserve it.
“Through this work they get an understanding of respect, not just about the environment, but about respecting other people and their feelings and beliefs. From a health point of view they get outside and exercise.
“I think the award is fantastic. It is really good that the work that the teachers, children and parents are doing is being recognised. Our school environment is very important to us and it also provides learning opportunities about the wider world.”