Youngsters at Abbey Meads Primary School have become keen fundraisers for the Oak & Furrows Wildlife Rescue Centre at Somerford Keynes.
In 2013 they raised £50 by holding an after-school sale and in return a representative from the rescue centre gave a talk at the school and released a rescued hedgehog into the school grounds, watched by the gardeners.
For Harvest Festival the children donated a car-load of dog and cat food, blankets and towels, and a Christmas sale with a hedgehog theme, held by members of the eco club, raised over £50.
As well as fundraising, the children have been growing vegetables, planting spring bulbs, making bird feeders and putting up nest boxes.
They also held a Get Your Grown-Ups Growing event to encourage children and parents to enjoy gardening together, and make their gardens wildlife-friendly.
The Abbey Meads team of 16 green ambassadors now patrol the school to look at ways to save energy, reduce waste and promote sustainability, following the World Wildlife Fund for Nature Green Ambassadors scheme.
Teacher Tracy Dangerfield said: “I am so proud of what our children have done to improve our grounds, raise money and awareness of eco issues. They are so enthusiastic and committed.”