Pupils at Ormiston Cliff Park Primary Academy in Gorleston have received a commendation from Sir David Attenborough for their green efforts.

The year 4 pupils, as part of their eco-initiatives, had penned letters to Attenborough, their environmental role model, explaining the projects they were undertaking to bolster their surroundings.

They were delighted to get two acknowledgements from him, applauding their contribution.

The letters are now framed and displayed in the academy's entrance area for visitors to appreciate.

The academy's eco work commenced in 2022 with the launch of a woodland walk honouring Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee.

In a bid to enhance their green spaces, unused terrains were transformed into woodland storytelling gardens under the guidance of the school council.

The garden, adorned with wooden toadstool seats, and a reading shed made of predominantly recycled material offers a serene environment for students and wildlife.

The academy's other project was a quiet garden, abundant with vibrant flowers and tranquil corners for the students.

The academy is also planning to craft an eco-themed elephant named after Sir David.

Louise Watkins, principal at Ormiston Cliff Park Ormiston Academy, said: "It was so wonderful to see how excited and overjoyed our pupils were when we received a letter from Sir David Attenborough. He is a true hero and inspiration to many of our children and has helped to encourage and inspire them to take a real interest in the environment and world around them.

"It has also been such a pleasure to see our children really engaging with nature and to see their delight as we transform our outdoor space into an exciting garden for them to enjoy with their peers.

"We are also enormously grateful to our wider school community who have supported our fundraising activities to enable the creation of our different eco-projects."