Pupils at Greenbrae school in Aberdeen are celebrating after scooping a £250 reward from the “Better Energy School Award”.
The primary school were awarded runner-up in the nationwide competition for running a lunchtime nature club.
Pupils took part in many activities including bird ringing with local scientists, dissecting owl pellets, participating in the RSPB bird watch, making nest boxes and conducting a beach clean-up.
Young People’s Trust for the Environment (YPTE) Director Peter Littlewood said: “Greenbrae School should also be congratulated for their fantastic efforts at battery recycling – collecting 15,000 batteries in just 3 months is a considerable achievement and has made a real impact on their local environment by saving those batteries from going to landfill”.
The awards ceremony, organised by YPTE, encourages young people to stay eco-friendly.
The competition began in 2007 and has since had a near 275,000 entries to raise awareness for the need for sustainable energy sources.