A group of Maryport children have been commended in a national competition for their efforts to work together.

Maryport Joint School Council was honoured in the Speaker's School Council Awards.

The awards scheme is open to schools across the country and assesses projects worked on by school councils across the country.

Maryport's joint council brings together pupils of Netherhall, Maryport Infant, Maryport Junior, Grasslot, Netherton, Our Lady and St Patrick's, Ewanrigg, Dearham and Broughton Moor schools.

It has worked on numerous projects throughout the year, and members are currently planning a community project for the year ahead.

Co-ordinator Nicola Woolley said: "The children were delighted to receive a highly commended award for the projects and activities that have been developed and delivered by the joint school council over the last few years.

"It is really great recognition for the positive partnership and joint working in the Maryport cluster of schools."

Ideas include road safety, the toilets on the prom, developing links with elderly people in the community and developing walking routes around the town.

The group hopes to work on some of these areas with the town council over this academic year.