An Euxton school has won a national award and a £1,000 prize for its commitment to environmental projects.

Euxton St Mary’s RC Primary School has won the Green Schools Revolution competition which had close to 6,000 schools taking part.

The national competition invited schools to show the work they had been doing since joining the scheme, to win funding to help them realise their green ambitions.

St Mary’s was the only primary school in the North West to be named a winner and receive a share of the £18,000 prize fund.

The school created a vegetable patch, built a mini-beast hotel and encouraged parents to leave the car at home and walk to school.

The school plans to spend the prize money on a unit to stock products for the school’s Fairtrade tuck shop. All profits from the tuck shop are donated to charity.