CARING children in Winsford are striving to do all they can to combat climate change.

The school council and eco-council at the Grange Community Nursery and Primary School visited Winsford Recycling Centre to find out how they can reduce their carbon footprint.

The children were given a tour of the centre and discovered which items can be recycled there and why. Pupils learned the difference between ferrous metals, which are magnetic, and non-ferrous metals.

Youngsters also also found out about items that currently cannot be recycled at the centre but can be recycled at other locations throughout the town.

The children were delighted to hear that old unwanted glasses can be handed into opticians who send them to Africa and other countries, where they are very expensive to buy.

Pupils returned to their classrooms full of ideas about how their school could become more sustainable.

One of the main ideas was to think about how children and staff could change their recycling facilities so that they don’t throw away as much rubbish.

After the school joined Weaver Trust, they implemented a very active school council and eco-council.

The groups meet every week to ensure that the voice of pupils is heard loud and clear.

In September, the groups decided to merge their learning to focus on becoming a more environmentally-friendly school.

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The two teams have worked together to collect litter in the local area.

Sara Albiston, head of school, said: “We are just so proud of our children for being such caring, forward thinking citizens. After visiting the Recycling Centre, they were so inspired and wanted to do more for the environment, particularly across Winsford.

"Their future projects in school will focus on how we recycle and the steps we need to take to become a greener school.”