YOUNGSTERS at a Peeblesshire school have won prestigious awards for their work for the environment.

Pupils from Primary 1, 2 and 3 at Broughton Primary School have achieved their green Blue Peter badges as part of their work as a Green Flag Eco School.

Schoolchildren joined a number of activities which help to conserve the local environment.

Activities included a Big Litter Pick in the school's grounds and surrounding area – which saw the whole school get involved.

It was organised by P1-3 and they designed and made posters to share information on the May 25 event which began at the school and moved to Broughton Bowling Club and tennis courts via King George V field.

“It was great to be involved with such a wonderful activity to keep our village looking beautiful,” said Mrs Scott, a Primary 4, 5, 6, and 7 teacher at Broughton Primary School.

The next part of the challenge was an 'eco sale' on June 14, which Primary 1-3 also took charge of.

Stalls were manned by the youngsters as their older classmates and parents came into the school gym.

There were toys, books, homebaking, clothes and brick-a-brack on sale, all at pocket money prices.

Pupils' hard work paid off as they raised an impressive grand total of £345.

“I think it went really well,” said Emma Brown, P4.

Following the success of the Big Litter Pick and eco sale, P1-3 were given their green Blue Peter badges and the even bigger reward of helping their local environment and community to be a little greener.