Primary pupils are boosting their own local biodiversity to tackle climate change.

Denbighshire County Council’s Biodiversity team has given a helping hand to green fingered pupils wanting to make a difference for their own local environment.

The team recently supported pupils at Ysgol Trefnant and Ysgol Cefn Meiriadog in increasing the biodiversity of wildflower meadows set up at each school.

Since 2020 Denbighshire County Council’s own Wildflower Meadows Project has recorded 340 different plant species at sites across the county.

This year’s season includes over a 100 managed meadows that have contributed to improved species richness across the county. These make up nearly 35 football pitches worth of native wildflower habitat.

The project began after the Council declared a Climate and Ecological Emergency in 2019 and committed to seeking to become a Net Carbon Zero and Ecologically Positive Council by 2030.

As part of this the Council also commits to the wider Bee Friendly campaign which aims to support the recovery of bees and other pollinators through increasing biodiversity.

Support to the schools was given by the Biodiversity team under the Bee Friendly banner using wildflowers grown at the woodland skills centre in Bodfari, using seed provided from Council wildflower sites.

Cllr Barry Mellor, Lead Member for Environment and Transport, said: “It is fantastic to see the pupils and staff at both schools embracing how wildflower meadows can make that all important difference for their local biodiversity.

“As a Council we know that what we do now to tackle climate change will make a positive difference for our younger generation and its pleasing to already seeing them taking the lead to show us the way at the two schools.”