Edwardsville Primary School is already recognised as an example of good green practice: over the last five years it has received over £100,000 in grant funding which has paid for the outdoor classrooms, environment and development projects, the permaculture design and more.

Deputy head teacher Jonathan Rigby said: “Children should know how to grow food, how to harvest it and cook It’s about preparing the next generation to be more self-reliant, children will learn the skills that many say will be needed in a world where energy is in short supply and more food will be grown locally.

To view the school’s efforts on the BBC website, click here. To see the school’s website, click here.