King Charles Primary School in Falmouth is celebrating after becoming the first school in the area to be plastic-free champions.

It has achieved its plastic-free status as part of the campaign spearheaded by Cornish environmental charity, Surfers Against Sewage which aims to get everyone to cut down on single-use plastics to reduce the pollution in the oceans.

The school is now part of the campaign to give Falmouth the overall plastic-free status. Falmouth is hoping to become the second town in the country to achieve this aim after Penzance led the way.

To become plastic-free champions the school removed many of its single-use plastic habits. The effort was a joint collaboration between the children, teachers and the PTA. "From the kitchen, to the after-school club to our new plastic-free school fair we have found ways to remove single-use plastics," said Kevin Osborne, chair of the King Charles PTA."Everyone is so excited about what we've done, it's been embraced by everyone at the school."

Head of King Charles, Lee Moscato, added: "We know these are small steps, but if every school and every business did this, we could cause a real plastic-free revolution. It's also exciting that many of the suggestions came from our pupils."

The PTA is now running a poster competition for their plastic-free Easter fair, aiming to get all children thinking about ways to reduce plastic habits.

The team leading Falmouth's bid to become plastic-free congratulated King Charles on becoming champions. Lowenna Jones, from Plastic-free Falmouth, said: "Brilliant job of removing single-use plastics items from the school, we can sign you up for a plastic-free champion school."

The Plastic-free Falmouth team is scheduled to give an assembly to the whole school to chat about the success of the campaign, and what further steps can be made at home to help the environment.