CHILDREN at Wicor County Primary School in Fareham are celebrating after becoming double prizewinners in the Better Energy School Awards 2018.

Their project ‘#turnthetide, #raise the bar’ was named as the best entry received in the ‘Totally Creative’ Award category from schools across central and southern England, making it the regional winner.

Meanwhile, their entry to the ‘Totally Active’ category, ‘food and waste - a growing problem’ was runner-up.

The Better Energy School Awards is a nationwide competition for five to 11-year-olds, which is run by the Young People’s Trust for the Environment (YPTE) in partnership with Total.

The competition, which aims to generate interest in the environment and raise awareness of the need for sustainable energy sources, has received entries from almost 275,000 children since it began in 2007.

In recognition of their efforts, the school has received a prize of £500 for being Regional Winner and £250 for being Runner Up, making a total of £750 for the school funds.