YEAR Six pupils at Beaconsfield Primary School in Southall are celebrating their win in an environmental art competition, designed to teach them about climate change.

The class has been awarded a trip worth £500 to Bournemouth beach for some fun in the sun.

The competition, created by immersive storytelling organisation, Lyfta, invited pupils to explore the real-life story of beachcomber artist and activist Rob Arnold.

Based in Cornwall, Rob reuses plastic waste and turns it into awareness-raising art. Pupils were then asked to create their own work inspired by Rob’s story.

Chrisan, a year six pupil at the Beaconsfield Road school, was awarded the winning entry for her sculpture which used a variety of waste materials.

She said: “Plastic has been a major problem and this project has all the solutions for creating a better world.”

Rob Arnold, who was on the judging panel, said it was heart-warming to see the thoughtful and clever entries.

Pooja Bagga, class teacher at Beaconsfield Primary, said: “Our pupils absolutely loved taking part in the competition, reflecting on Rob’s story and thinking about the different ways they can help create a greener planet.”