PUPILS at a Westbury primary school are planning to march to help save the environment.

They are planning to descend on Westbury town centre on Friday, December 13 for a meeting with the town's mayor, Cllr Mike Sutton.

The protest by 60 Year Five pupils from Westbury Leigh Primary School is part of their curriculum studies on the Victorian empire.

Assistant head and Year Five teacher Abi Isherwood said: "The children have been studying the Victorian empire around the world.

"In particular, they have been looking at the rise of the trade union movement and the banners they created and the messages they put on them.

"The children are learning about the environment and they feel passionately for themselves about small changes we can make at a local level that have a big impact.

"The children have been busy creating their own banners for the march and selected the climate change emergency and plastic waste pollution as their topics."

Around 60 pupils have been busy over the past few weeks making the banners to use in their march.

They plan to leave school around 1.30pm and arrive at the Rotunda in Westbury High Street around 2pm to meet the mayor.

During the half-hour long march they will be chanting slogans as they approach the town centre.

Ms Isherwood said: "They will be starting their protest as they reach the High Street and the main shopping area."