SCHOOLCHILDREN from Gargrave and Embsay have helped come up with a name and poster design for Skipton Rotary Club's first 'eco day'.

Gargrave School helped with the poster, while Embsay children came up with Skipton Eco Day- there is no Planet B'. Boyle and Petyt School has also been involved with preparations for the event.

The free family day on September 10 will begin with an eco treasure hunt through Skipton Castle Woods and leading to the town hall. Those taking part can win prizes and various organisations will be showcasing their work with family-friendly activities.

David Newall, of Skipton Rotary, said: "Many of us understand the importance of preserving our wonderful environment.

"However, there has been a lack of a designated day to highlight the important messages conveyed by numerous national, regional, and local environmental groups. Through Skipton Eco Day, we hope to provide a platform for these organisations to communicate their cause while enlightening the public about actions they can take to help safeguard our environment.

"Protecting the environment is one of Rotary's seven areas of focus, and we hope to support local groups in consolidating their efforts."

Rachel Holme, of Gargrave CE (VC) Primary School, said: "As part of our science topic on plants, the children in Ash Class have become aware of the beauty surrounding them and the importance of preserving it. They have expressed their appreciation for our world by creating posters highlighting what they love about our natural surroundings."

Skipton Eco Day - Make a Change will take place on September 10 from midday to 5pm. Environmental groups wanting to take part can contact Skipton Rotary on Facebook @skiptonrotary.