ENVIRONMENTAL action and entrepreneurialism can go hand in hand; that’s the lesson 10-year-old Ella Munslow and her friends are teaching peers, parents and teachers with their new business venture.

Ella, and her friends Sophie Barnfield and Eva Davies, were so moved by a school-viewing of Sir David Attenborough’s Our Planet that they set up their own small business selling

custom-designed keyrings made from recycled plastics.

Rather than bin crisp packets taken into school, the enterprising trio of students heat-shrink them and give them a bespoke, handmade design, complete with inspiring slogans such as ‘Be the solution not the pollution,’ and ‘Keep the sea plastic free’.

Since launch last month, their business – Green Life – has attracted loads of interest, with 170 individual orders placed.

In fact, they have even had to build their own administration system, complete with order forms and dispatch notes.

Their hard work and innovation has won them plaudits from their headteacher at Claines CE Primary School, Simon Gent.

Mr Gent said: “We are really proud of the girls, not only for their fundraising efforts, but more importantly for their efforts to spread awareness about climate change and how we need to look after our world.

“Not only are they great environmental ambassadors, but they are great entrepreneurs too!”

Having already raised more than £250 from their efforts in the first month alone, the girls will divide the profits from their enterprise between the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), and to the school itself.