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We'll help to save rainforest!

CHILDREN at a Mirfield school learned about the destruction of the rainforest by creating their own jungle in the school hall and taking part in a show.

Battyeford Primary School pupils made scenery and costumes to decorate the hall and corridor and even had their faces painted for their end of year production of Yanomamo.

The show describes the crisis in the Amazon Basin, where the rainforests are being cleared for timber and ranching. The Yanomamo is one of the oldest tribes in the forest which lives in harmony with nature and the production showed the importance of protecting the rainforests.

About 130 children, aged seven to 11 took part in the production and ticket sales raised over 400. Half the money will go towards school funds and half will be used to sponsor an acre of rainforest.