YOUNGSTERS seeking to take a stand are aiming to proud pupils of Flintshire’s first plastic free school.

Children at Nercwys VA School welcomed a Friends of the Earth campaigner into their classrooms to hear all about how plastic waste is destroying the environment.

The idea came about after Saskia Webster, a mother of two of the school’s pupils, heard about a campaign group called Surfers Against Sewage which campaigns for school’s to become plastic free.

Saskia then invited Helen Tandy, of the Chester Friends of the Earth Group, along to talk to children about how they could stop using single use plastic products.

And Carolyn Thomas, Flintshire Council’s cabinet member for Streetscene and countryside, dropped in to hear the children talk about how they intend to use less plastic.

Cllr Thomas said: “It was lovely to hear children being so enthusiastic and learning of their plans to help the environment by using less plastic.

“Recycling is a big issue and the less plastic we use the better.

"It was good to hear how children intend to be careful about plastic use and how it is disposed of after use. The less plastic we have to send to landfill the better it is for the environment and future generations.”

She added: “I hope Nercwys pupils achieve their goal and become the first Flintshire plastic free school and anything we as a council can do to help we will.”