MINI beasts, fossils, explorations and experimentation have been keeping children busy at Bemerton St John Primary School.

The school held an environment week and children from reception class to year 6 took part in all sorts of activities focussing on the world around them.

“It was brilliant,” said the school's eco co-ordinator Jane Kelly. “Everyone was involved and the children loved it.”

Representatives from Wiltshire Wildlife taught the pupils how to make a hedgehog home and bird boxes and took them on a hunt for mini beasts.

The science outreach team from Bournemouth University came to visit and led workshops including one on fossils and the Jurassic coast.

Parents got involved in a fascinating feats science workshop, and the youngsters had the chance to explore an explorer dome.

To round off the week on Friday, they all came to school dressed in green and made do without lights and computers.

The school is working towards eco school status and the children have made their own eco pledges, which are displayed on an eco tree.