A SCHOOL has been awarded funding to help develop its outdoor area and improve its contribution to the environment.

Robert Piggot C of E School in Wokingham received a £657.52 donation from Wokingham Borough Council (WBC) and Greenredeem's Recycling Incentive Scheme.

The scheme has seen £6,000 donated to local schools over the past 12 months.

Elaine Hughes, head of the Robert Piggot C of E Infant school, said: "This year we are delighted to have received a cash reward.

"We participate in the Greenredeem donations scheme as not only does it support our desire to be ecologically aware and eco-friendly, it generates a lot of excitement as we log on to see how we are getting on in comparison to the competition."

The school will be using the grant to develop their outdoor area to help improve their schools environment, aiming to continue its recycling, reuse and reduce policy.

Money from the donation has been used on a new scooter and bike shed to keep the children's belongings safe after coming into school without a car.

Councillor Graham Howe, deputy for environment at WBC, said: "We are delighted to continue to support the Greenredeem scheme and enable residents to donate their recycling points to good causes and schools.

"The Robert Piggot C of E Infant School has been successful at encouraging friends and neighbours to recycle more and donate their points to this terrific school."

Pupils who are part of The Eco Warriors have also been left to make the decision of where the money should be spent on.

There are currently 15 schools that have joined the Greenredeem School Donations Scheme and Wokingham residents have donated at their points to help schools benefit from a share of the £3,000.

Rob Crumbie, Greenredeem's director of marketing, said: "We are delighted to continue to support the great work that is underway at the Robert Piggott C of E Primary School.

"We have made many grants to schools in the Borough and love the originality of the scooter hub - a great way to make the school run more sustainable for all."