A Bushey school has donated 162 cereal boxes to Watford Foodbank as part of a drive to raise environmental awareness.

Longwood School and Nursery undertook a box domino challenge where the youngsters piled high as many of the recyclable boxes as possible before handing them over.

Headteacher Claire May was delighted that the idea was such a success after it came to her attention via Facebook.

She said: “It really caught everyone’s attention and it’s been such a great way to collect donations for a great local cause.”

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Longwood pupils have also been planting sunflower seeds to enhance the school grounds and have earned a green award for their School Travel Plan.

It comes as pupils also recorded a video assembly to teach their parents and other schoolchildren about environmental issues.

Claire added: “There’s not much these children don’t know about the world around them!”

Proprietor Malcolm Livesey added: “It was such a fun activity for the children and we made the most of the glorious sunshine with the children also learning about supporting the local community.”

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Longwood is a family-run junior school and day nursery that has been operating since 1989, providing care and education for babies up to 11-year-olds.

A short clip of the school's domino challenge can be watched here: https://youtu.be/dZpQeZ7R7P8.

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