Pupils at Luss Primary are celebrating after being named winners in the Better Energy School Awards and receiving a £250 prize for their school.

The children have been doing lots of great work again this year to learn more about the environment.

This has included continuing their excellent efforts in the school gardens to grow more fresh produce and their project to rear and release young powan (a species of fish only found locally) into Loch Lomond.

Their entry ‘Our Eco Diary’ was declared Runner Up in the ‘Totally Active’ Award category for schools in Scotland.

YPTE Director Peter Littlewood said, “We have seen a huge number of entries from schools across England, Scotland and Wales this year.

“It is clear that care for our environment is becoming a much greater priority, both for the public and for our schools.

“Awareness of issues like extinction and plastic pollution have featured strongly in projects entered into the Awards this year.

“I suspect that in 2020, we will see an increasing number of entries focussing on climate change.”

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The Better Energy School Awards is a nationwide competition for 5 to 11 year olds, which will run again in 2019-20.