A COLCHESTER school has received recognition and a cash prize as part of a national campaign designed to make more establishments eco-friendly.

Lexden Primary School, in Trafalgar Road, has been celebrated as part of this year's Let's Go Zero and OVO Foundation Nature projects.

The initiatives are aimed at improving accessibility to nature, promoting climate awareness, and supporting less advantaged children.

They also also hope to foster environmental understanding within communities, using participating schools as hubs for climate action.

Winning projects varied from creating food banks with home-grown produce to initiating food-waste wormeries.

Lexden Primary School demonstrated an inspirational approach to incorporating environmental sustainability within its curriculum, creating greener learning environments.

In recognition of its involvement in and dedication to the scheme, the school has now been awarded £200.

The UK's green-minded schools were given resources to boost hand-on-the-ground projects, with prizes ranging up to £1,000, increasing green and safe spaces where children thrive.

These ground-breaking projects were selected due to their positive impact on biodiversity, promotion of community participation, and furthering outdoor learning.

The OVO Foundation will continue its partnership with the Let’s Go Zero campaign to connect more than 37,000 children with nature through climate action.

This three-year commitment introduces future Nature Prize awards to kickstart further school-based nature projects.