PUPILS at a Keighley primary school have the golden touch when it comes to caring for wildlife.

Eastwood has achieved RSPB Wild Challenge gold accreditation, after gaining bronze and silver awards earlier this year.

Youngsters worked towards the awards with the onsite outdoor learning centre team.

They had to demonstrate knowledge of the different habitats where birds can be found and their dietary needs.

Also, pupils participated in the Big Schools Bird Watch.

And they took part in activities, including the installation of bird boxes, to encourage various species into the grounds of the Victoria Avenue school.

The accolade comes hot on the heels of a recent Learning Outside the Classroom Gold Award.

Headteacher, Suzanne Carter, said the school was delighted with the latest honour.

She added: “Learning outside the classroom and nature studies are things we are passionate about here at Eastwood and this award is yet another testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff and pupils.

“Learning about the world around us and how to take care of it is such an important life lesson and one which these pupils will hopefully pass on to their families now and in the future."

She said the children had described the activities as “really fun” and commented how they had learned a lot about different types of bird.

One pupil said: “We don't get robins and blackbirds confused now.

“We especially enjoyed making feeders for the birds to keep them well fed over the winter."