A PRIMARY school near Winchester has been recognised for its green efforts with a national award.

The Woodland Trust gave Kings Worthy Primary School a gold award for green activities including tree planting, developing woodlands, reducing carbon emissions and recycling.

The school has recently planted new trees at their grounds, sown a wildflower meadow, created a native bluebell walk, redesigned their pond and developed a minibeast habitat.

Site manager at the school, Chris Carr, said: “We have been gradually developing our school grounds in line with the new curriculum and to tie in with the children’s learning throughout the school.

“This award is fantastic recognition of the hard work and enthusiasm that the children have put into creating and maintaining our outside spaces whilst developing a deeper understanding of the importance of caring for the environment.”

The award is part of the trust’s Green Tree Schools initiative, which has seen over 6,400 schools sign up since its launch in 2008.

The school was highly commended for its Woodland Walk in October by Campaign to Protect Rural England at the Hampshire Countryside Awards.