STUDENTS at Chipppenham's Sheldon School have teamed up with an environmental group in the town to tackle climate change.

Led by Poppy Jabelman the Sheldon School Eco Council the group plan to campaign for practical ways to lower the town's carbon footprint.

“There’s a huge amount we can do locally, such as generating solar power on our buildings and putting electric vehicle charging points in our carpark,” said Poppy. “We want to work with Zero Chippenham on these and other practical projects that will make a real difference.”

Dr Nick Murry chair of Zero Chippenham said: “It’s fantastic that Sheldon School’s students are so engaged on this agenda, which is after all about their future. We look forward to working with them and making a positive change in Chippenham.”

Eugene Spiers Head of Sheldon’s Sixth Form said: “Our Eco Council students are a great example of the kind of initiative and talent we have at Sheldon. I fully support the project.”