Students at Chipping Sodbury School have been busy trying to raise money for a community group in the town.

The school is hoping to raise enough money to sponsor a planter that will be placed in the High Street.

The school senate made the decision for the profits from the mufti day to be donated to the group for the planter.

Students also sold a number of plants and flowers during their break and lunchtimes to raise extra funds.

A large amount of money will be used to buy the planters with the rest of the collection being used to sow wildflowers in selected areas of the school site to regenerate insect life, in particular bees.

The school plans to get trees from the Woodland Trust and a grant from the Royal Horticulture Society Greening Great Britain Programme.

This is part of the school’s drive to become more ecologically aware and to support Sodbury in Bloom in their efforts to improve the environment while connecting more with the local community.

After their fundraising efforts Amanda Suart of the group presented them with a blue heart symbol to indicate they are part of the Blue Heart campaign.

This means that school promotes the rewilding of our gardens, parks, road verges and school grounds by leaving ten percent of green space to grow wild.

The school has set aside an area which will be just left to grow which enables rewilding to take place.