A Teesside school is celebrating after receiving an award for the fifth time after its efforts to become eco-friendly.

Yarm School in Yarm, has won the Eco-Schools Green Flag award for the fifth time due to it being a 'zero to landfill' establishment.

This means that all waste generated by the school is recycled in different ways. Any food waste is sent to a waste food processing plant where the waste decomposes and produces gas that can be used for energy.

The school is also working to replace its old fluorescent tube bulbs with LED bulbs.

The old bulbs are set to be disposed of appropriately and the components will be recycled.

Huw Williams, headmaster, said: "We take our social responsibilities incredibly seriously and recognise the importance of environmental awareness in education.

"Our pupils are at the heart of the school’s efforts to meet the standards required to earn this accolade.

“We are delighted to accept our fifth Green Flag Award and we will continue to develop our Eco-schools Action Plan to enable us to further improve our ‘zero to landfill’ reputation, and continue to engage and educate our pupils on these issues.”