An eco-friendly roadshow paid a visit to a Melksham primary school at which pupils performed a specially prepared play on climate change.

The Manor Primary School in Ruskin Avenue hosted Wiltshire Wildlife Trust’s (WWT) Greener Living Roadshow last Thursday with pupils from the school’s eco-group performing their play, The Ark in the Garage, based on the biblical story of Noah, to launch the event.

Following the play, parents were able to browse stalls and talk to local groups, including Freecyle and Climate Friendly Melksham, about the best way to look after the environment.

Teacher Rachel McKill, who runs the Manor School’s eco-group, said: “It is a voluntary after-school club, it’s their baby and a child-led project.

“They recently did a survey in school and decided we need to set up recycling for instance, so we are going to be changing the bins.

“The play they performed at the roadshow gave the message that we should be making the Earth greener and taking care of the planet for future generations.”

Pupil and member of the eco-group, Ellady Watson, 10, said: “The play was really fun, I played a visitor from the future.

“The eco-group is a really good idea as we talk about making our school more environmentally friendly.”

The roadshow, in the school hall, also featured stalls from Wiltshire Scrapstore of Lacock, Terry Cooke from Hedgerow Honey Farm in Calne and Melksham Community Area Partnership.

Organiser Emma Harrington, from WWT, said: “I grew up in Melksham so I know what a strong family community there is in the area.

“I asked the school if they wanted to get involved and they were more than happy. The kids really loved the idea of the play too.”