A YOUNG man went back to school...to produce a stunning and though-provoking piece of art to promote an environmental campaign.

Zak Trevett, now a sixth former at Thomas Hardye School, returned to the The Prince of Wales School in Dorchester to paint a mural.

It is part of a two-piece commission and inspired by the school’s Green Flag Eco-School status and its commitment to the Plastic Free Dorchester Campaign.

Zak said: "I loved my time learning at The Prince of Wales School and it is nice to be able to give something back. I enjoyed completing what is my biggest commission to date and look forward to returning to complete stage two of the project in the summer term of 2019."

Headteacher Gary Spracklen said: "The Eco-Schools programme guides schools along a pathway of

sustainable improvements, helping them to enhance the school surroundings, save money and reduce their impact on the environment. The work is led by pupil action teams who co-ordinate eco projects around the school. It’s a chance for pupils to not only learn about and take action on today’s environmental challenges but also to practise leadership skills like teamwork and public speaking, and help build a thriving school community.

"Zak’s artwork helps us to focus on the ‘Why?’ of our Green Flag Eco-Schools programme and reminds our children (and adults) of the importance of their work."

Year 4 pupil Jamie said: "We all love the mural, it’s so inspiring. It helps us all to think about how important it is to take care of our environment."

Find out more about Zak Trevett’s work at zaktrevett.com