SCHOOLCHILDREN were sent a handwritten letter from Sir David Attenborough after they highlighted worries about the impact of plastics.

Following a hugely successful science week looking at the impact of plastic on the environment, pupils at Chapelford Village Primary School in Great Sankey decided to write to the natural history presenter.

This week, they received a handwritten reply.

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The letter from Sir David Attenborough

During science week the children designed plastic free lunch boxes, took part in a litter pick and designed plastic free red noses.

They also created plastic sculptures out of recycled materials, wrote poems about the sea creatures they would miss if they became extinct and talked about what they can do to help.

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The year five pupils with the letter

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In the letter to Sir David Attenborough, year five teacher and science lead Hannah Anson asked for David’s help to continue inspiring the pupils and thanked him for all the work he does for our planet.

In his reply, the famous broadcaster and nature historian said: "We are part of the natural world but also the most powerful part.

"It is up to us to care for all that is in it."