Arty side to climate control

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CREATIVE children at a city primary school enjoyed a VIP trip to the Natural History Museum as part of a climate competition.

Pupils at Baldwin’s Gate Church of England Primary School were treated to the special trip as part of their prize for winning the Open Laboratories (OPAL) climate competition.

The class were selected from over one hundred submissions to the OPAL climate competition, which ran in the National Geographic kids magazine.

Their entry – a creative collage depicting the sky and climate – impressed the judges for its combination of fact and creativity.

The class were also presented with a cheque for £1,000 by Linda Davies, Director of OPAL, of Imperial College London.

The prize will go towards developing the green spaces around the school.

Class teacher Steph Gardner said: “We’re all very proud of winning the OPAL climate competition and enjoying the VIP day at the museum.

“We feel it is important that our children learn about the climate as it will be their responsibility when they grow up.

“Projects like this are the key to engaging our children in their understanding of their world and making their learning fun.

“We are very excited about using the £1,000 prize.”