A SCHOOL’S involvement in a nationwide environmental project has contributed to a prestigious award win.

Bishop Wilton primary was one of 260 schools across the UK chosen to take part in a three-year pollination project, Polli:Nation.

The aim of the project is to encourage youngsters to protect pollinating insects, such as bees, wasps and ants.

The children were delighted to win Best Environment Project in the National Lottery Good Causes Awards, where they were up against 700 other entrants.

Teacher Jean Louden said: “We are incredibly proud to be a part of such a vital project.

“We were all over the moon to find out Polli:Nation had won.”

The children will now continue to submit data.

This will help scientists develop an accurate understanding of the current state of habitats for pollinating insects and the prize will fund a long-term legacy project around the country.