OARE Primary pupils were delighted to welcome Eco Penguin, to their school.

The fluffy environmental champion began his tour around the Excalibur Academies Trust Primary Schools.

The school was selected to kick off the tour because of their commitment to sustainability. It has been developing a curriculum that ensures the children are educated towards becoming global citizens with a real understanding and love of the world they live in.

Principal of Oare, Mrs Gudrun Osborn said: "We have an extremely active Eco Council who are working towards making the school a hub for the local village for recycling.

"We already have collection points for shoes, prescription glasses, batteries and popped inflatables, with more planned."