A CHIPPENHAM school is aiming to fight global warming by reducing the number of single-use plastics its pupils use.

Hardenhuish secondary school plans to install four water refill stations to encourage children to own a multi-use bottle instead of just throwing away a plastic one after one time.

It has already raised funds to install three refill points and will install a fourth water station with the £1,450 grant from Wessex Water.

Andrea Gould, business manager, said: “We want to make sure that all students have access to fast flowing water that can be used to refill their drinking bottles.

“It is young people, world-wide, that are at the forefront of the environmental campaign to reduce global warming. Our climate change group are aware of this. After all it is their future."

Wessex Water’s Tim Stevens: “We have all been told that we are going to have to make changes to the way we live and take so much for granted. Wessex Water is delighted to support Hardenhuish's actions.”