A PRIMARY school in York has received an award for its green activities.

Headlands Primary School in Haxby was given a gold award by the Woodland Trust for getting involved in activities including tree planting, visiting a local woodland, reducing carbon emissions and recycling, under the Green Tree Schools initiative.

More than 6,400 schools have signed up to the scheme since it was launched in 2008, to bring green issues into the classroom.

Andy Mulholland, teaching assistant, said: "As a school we have been working for about three years to get the award enjoying many challenges and events.

"When we showed the plaque in assembly I read out all the things we had done and everyone had put their hand up by the end of the list. It is wonderful to have something like this that can cover every year group and ability. I hope the leaving year 6's will take their enthusiasm with them to secondary school, at Headlands we will carry on and await the next adventure."

To get involved in the scheme go to woodlandtrust.org.uk/schools