TWO Hindley schools have proved they have what it takes to go in front of the camera to deliver an important message to residents.

Hindley Green Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School and Oakfield High School and College won a Wigan Council competition for producing the best recycling awareness videos complete with tips for people about how they can help the environment.

Hindley Green Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School's recycling video

Both schools have been awarded £1,000 each for environmental improvements and also had a surprise visit from Rudolph the Recycling Truck and Santa who gave the children selection boxes.

Cabinet member for environment at the council Kevin Anderson said: “Both schools produced brilliant videos encouraging more people to recycle more, recycle right and they are so passionate about it.

"We were so impressed with them both and wanted to do something to say thank you."

The competition was sponsored by FCC Environment, who look after the borough's recycling centres.

Site business manager for FCC Environment Tony Waterworth said: “We are delighted to have been involved in this project and we too have been really impressed with the videos.

"It was a huge honour to hand over our wagons to help deliver the great news to the two worthy winners.”