THEIR artwork will be seen by thousands of people across the 13 days of COP26.

And the Glasgow pupils who helped design new murals to be displayed on railway arches at SWG3 are delighted to be sharing their conservation message with such an important audience.

Youngsters have been working with artists from the Finnieston venue's Yardworks project to create environmentally-themed art.

Sunnyside Primary, which has long embedded conservation in its curriculum with its Ocean Defenders project, was one of the schools involved.

Glasgow Times: The Lord Provost with Sunnyside Primary pupils

Pupil Amber Greenfield, 11, said: “I drew a fish in the shape of a bottle to show there’s too much plastic in the oceans.

"I just love drawing and I’m really pleased to be making a mural and linking it in with conservation.

"I am glad I was picked .”

Jay Frazer, also 11, who contributed a turtle illustration for the mural said: “I really like art, especially cartoonish drawings.

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"It’s exciting to be here."

SWG3 Yardworks has been delivering a programme of outreach and engagement with communities and schools across the city.

Activities are environmentally themed to capture thoughts and ideas from children and young people on environmental issues that affect them and their future.

Glasgow Times: Another mural by Molly and Michaela

Artists Molly Hankinson and Michaela McManus are leading workshops with Sunnyside Primary School, Shawlands Academy and Hillhead High School to develop the designs being painted on the Finnieston railway arches.

Molly is a visual artist and illustrator from South East London who now lives and works in Glasgow having graduated from the Glasgow School of Art while Michaela is a visual artist and co-director of Dornoch Street Studios.

Sunnyside Primary is Glasgow's mini eco-army, with the Ocean Defenders being passionate advocates for change.

They, with pupils from Hillhead High and Shawlands Academy, will lead the way in representing the voice of young people at the international climate summit.

Glasgow Times: Another mural by Molly and Michaela

Yesterday pupils met with Lord Provost Philip Braat to show of their efforts.

He said: "As an honorary Ocean Defender, it was great to see some of my fellow Ocean Defenders from Sunnyside Primary and witnessing the pupils creating their special art work.

"I am looking forward to viewing the mural that they have helped inspire and I take great pride in the fact that our young people are actively involved in this exciting art project as part of COP26 climate engagement.

"I am confident they will be thrilled with the finished art work, which will be a lasting visual legacy, showcasing their artistic and green credentials.

"My congratulations to all the schools and artists involved."