STUDENTS at Ryde Academy have been baking quirky shaped cookies to raise awareness for the squirrel trust.

The Isle of Wight Red Squirrel Trust has been running an education and community engagement programme in local schools to teach children about the important of protecting these endangered animals.

Some students were inspired by the programme to run a cake sale to raise awareness, and so far they have made nearly £20 to help the charity.

Caroline, from the Isle of Wight Red Squirrel Trust, said: "We are very grateful to the Y8 students at Ryde Academy for supporting the Island’s dedicated Red Squirrel charity.

"Our charity is committed to sustainability and raising awareness in the hope that the red squirrels will be still here for future generations to enjoy, so thank you."