Students win green praise

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TV PRESENTER and adventurer Ben Fogle has praised the innovation and creativity shown by Crofton School pupils at the finals of a national climate competition.

The celebrity judge of npower’s Climate Cops SOS contest said he was overwhelmed with the Stubbington pupils’ imaginative foot design of a recycling bin for their school.

He said: ‘Crofton School students have proved that small actions can make a big difference. Making recycling fun is hard but their giant, colourful recycling bin in the playground would definitely make the school greener.’

Crofton was one of 10 schools that made it to the competition finale at the Birmingham Think Tank Science museum earlier this month.

They had previously been given £1,000 to create their innovative bin which was roundly praised, despite losing out to a Welsh school who came first with their idea to create a pond and bog garden from reclaimed land.