On Friday, October 6, it was ‘Green Day’ at Dobwalls Primary School, with the children coming to school wearing every shade of green.

The aim was to develop children’s understanding of sustainability, climate issues and do what they can to help locally and the world.

Kathryn Pipe, headteacher at the school said: “We were delighted to welcome visitors into school to give the children brilliant experiences. The children eagerly listened and asked super thoughtful questions. We welcomed Jade from Clean Cornwall, Paddy and Will from Biffa, Sarah from the Foodbank and Merlin from Cabilla.

“The children and their families were very generous in their donations for the Foodbank. We were aiming for #atonneoflove and are delighted we collected three times the amount collected last year with 340.4kg - a third of a tonne!

“Paddy and Will brought their recycling truck into school which had the children gasping with delight as they learnt how it worked! Jade discussed the impact of plastic pollution and litter. Sarah talked about the important role of the foodbank and discussed ideas to help save money with cooking and long-life foods.

“Merlin from Cabilla held a fascinating and thought provoking assembly thinking about the development of the British Rainforest, just a few miles from school. The work taking place at Cabilla is truly inspiring.

“Such a great day for one and all.”