Students at Hazlemere Church of England Combined School joined millions across the globe by taking part in Earth Hour events last month.

Pupils from the after-school club took part in sessions where they learnt about the significance of Earth Hour, learning about the importance of conserving energy.

Earth Hour people in over 178 countries switch off their lights for an hour to make a stand against climate change.

As part of the creative workshops, which were organised by the Midcounties Co-operative, students were educated in the best practices to maintain sustainability. Alongside this, students also made and decorated lanterns from recyclable bottles to light their homes during the switch off.

Marnie Richards, Developing Young People Co-ordinator at The Midcounties Co-operative, said: “We are committed to educating the future generation about the importance of reducing energy usage in our local community to ensure a greener future for all.

“We wanted to encourage the children to join people around the world by taking part in Earth Hour, and also hope it will inspire them to pledge to a more sustainable lifestyle in the long-term.”