YOUNGSTERS at South Molton Infant School have been going full green ahead with a day of environmental activities designed to raise awareness about climate change. Pupils took part in a Green Day – an entire day of lessons devoted to sustainability and r

YOUNGSTERS at South Molton Infant School have been going full "green ahead" with a day of environmental activities designed to raise awareness about climate change.

Pupils took part in a Green Day - an entire day of lessons devoted to sustainability and recycling that began with a special green assembly and finished with a special power-saving afternoon electricity switch-off.

Other activities included making paper; recycling and sorting rubbish; and writing green-themed poetry.

The school canteen served a special lunch of locally sourced food and the school uniform also took on a distinctly green theme for the day.

"Today, we're all recycling things to help out the world," said Kali Watson, 7.

"We need to help keep the air clean" added classmate Joseph Burton.

The school is one of a number holding similar events this summer as part of an imitative by CABE, the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment.

South Molton Infant School head teacher Pat Fewings said that teaching young people green principles in school would have a knock-on effect in the home.

"If children can take the recycling and sustainability message home then they can really help to make a big difference," she said.

"We are a green school anyway but we still want to be able to improve and today's event will help us to identify further sustainability and eco issues that we can introduce to the curriculum next year.