Pupils at Luss Primary School are celebrating a £250 windfall after being recognised in a nationwide environmental competition.

The youngsters have been named the runner up in the ‘Totally Active’ category of the Better Energy School Awards, a national campaign seeking to generate interest in environmental issues and raise awareness of the importance of sustainable energy solutions.

The school’s entry, ‘Our Eco Diary’, which involved the use of wide-ranging activities to promote environmental protection in their local community, won them the money.

Part of this included their efforts helping Luss Church with its Green Flag initiative.

Peter Littlewood, director of the Young People’s Trust for the Environment, which organised the competition, said: “The children produced a wonderful folder of their work and must be congratulated for everything they have achieved.”

The competition will run again in 2018-19