Children showed their passion for protecting the environment by holding a climate change rally at their school.

The pupils at St Catherine of Siena Catholic Primary School in Garston chanted 'Save our planet' as they waved banners and posters on Monday (November 22).

Head teacher Nicola Kane said the school's topic for the current term is learning about the effects of climate change and inspired by the COP26 summit, they decided to hold an event to raise awareness of the issue.

The pupils created their own colourful posters and banners writing slogans such as 'Our Earth is melting', 'Recycle', 'Stop deforestation', 'Please take care of our Earth', 'Stop Climate Change' and 'Drive less, walk more' to name just a few.

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They chanted 'please do not let our planet die' and 'save our planet' and the chants grew louder as passing motorists on the A405 honked their horns in acknowledgement of the children's efforts.

Year six teacher Leanne Bowler, who played a pivotal role in the protest, said: "'It has been amazing to see how passionate and enthusiastic the children have been throughout this topic. They will be the future generations living with the consequences of decisions made now, so seeing them really want to take action and speak out has been so inspiring."

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Ms Bowler added: "I am incredibly proud of all of the work they have done creating videos, artwork, writing letters and taking part in the protest."

Ms Kane says St Catherine's pupils will continue doing what they can to protect the environment with the launch of its own 'Eco-Warriors' scheme. The school is introducing 'Meat-free Mondays', while there are plans to plant more than 200 trees. Some children want to start fundraising for solar panels.

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The head teacher added: "As a Catholic school, we believe we have a duty to look after our planet. The children have been shocked at what they have been learning (about climate change) and were moved to take action.

"It’s vital that our children know they have a voice and are empowered to use it, so I wanted to end the project with our own peaceful protest. The whole school community got on board and there was such a buzz."